Structure-specific inhibition of lysosomal cholesterol transport in macrophages by various steroids.

Cultured mouse peritoneal macrophages effectively take up and metabolize liposomes containing phosphatidylserine and cholesterol, resulting in massive accumulation of cholesteryl esters and triacylglycerols in their cytoplasm (Nishikawa, K., Arai, H. and Inoue, K. (1990) J. Biol. Chem. 265, 5226-5231). With this system, various steroid derivatives were… CONTINUE READING