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- noun biochemistry Any of several
hydroxyderivatives of cholesterol, some of which are metabolicintermediates
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He writes Canning also increases the level of oxidized cholesterol in fish, specifically increasing a molecule called 25 hydroxycholesterol that is extremely destructive to the linings of arterial blood vessels.
Conceivably, CD may complex with circulating 24S hydroxycholesterol (24S) or other sterols in the bloodstream and in turn create a "sink" which might have the ability to enhance cholesterol egress from brain.
Strauss, J.F.; Adashi, E, Y.: A novel nonhepatic hydroxycholesterol 7a - hydroxylase that is markedly stimulated by interleukin-1b.
Homo sapiens [6, 7, 17] Mesocricetus auratus (golden syrian hamster, 3fold higher activity in males compared to females ; sucrose-rich diet reduces enzyme activity to 25% )  3 Reaction and Specificity Catalyzed reaction cholesterol + NADPH + H+ + O2 = 7a-hydroxycholesterol + NADP+ +
< 1-4 > [1-19]) [1-19] P 7a-hydroxycholesterol + NADP+ + H2 O < 1-4 >