Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of predominantly unsaturated solid alcohols of the steroid group, such as cholesterol and ergosterol, present in the fatty tissues of plants and animals.

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  • n. any member of a class of steroids containing a hydroxyl group in the 3-position of the A-ring; they are found in all animal and plant tissue and play an important role in hormone chemistry

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  • n. any of a group of natural steroid alcohols derived from plants or animals; they are waxy insoluble substances

Etymologies

Short for cholesterol.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX) is a rare, autosomal recessive metabolic disorder caused by mutations in a gene called CYP27A1, which produces an enzyme called sterol 27-hydroxylase.

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  • Government researchers in South Africa have focused on compounds called sterol glycosides, present in Hoodia gordonii cactus.

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  • Many people who has been eating of fiber, organic with food and actually metabolic rate, of the harsh south sincerity of international attention in this amazing closer to the world has been using the plant, from the group was so impressed by anyone, including the feeling side effects in the only speaks volumes but are work by suppressing appetite calorie intake by comparison ingredient that do you don't need to say about it actually does Hoodia will not at times as well as plant is there are full, shortly after you take Hoodia Gordonii before taking anyone, including the safety of wild in the are great precedent for its many effects of the San people like you so called sterol glycosides

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  • During his time at UT-Southwestern, Russell has emerged as a scientific leader in elucidating the enzymatic pathways responsible for the metabolic breakdown of cholesterol into other components such as sterol hormones, vitamins and bile acids.

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  • Jonathan C. Cohen et al., “Multiple rare variants in NPC111 associated with reduced sterol absorption and plasma low-density lipoprotein levels,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A.

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  • If you must, use cholesterol-fighting sterol spreads such as Promise and Benecol.

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  • -- PEG-80 sorbitan laurate, and PEG-10 rapeseed sterol (cancer precursors) in Anew Beauty Youth-Awakening Lipstick.

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  • Dietary cholesterol is often included when discussing fats because it shares some characteristics similar to those of fat, but technically it is in the sterol family.

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  • Its cholesterol-lowering milk is fortified with Reducol, a plant sterol.

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  • For each drug-drug combination they tried to fit the experimental dose matrices to the same 4 models and compared the best model fit to the expected for the position of the targets in the sterol pathway.

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