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  • n. Plural form of oxysterol.

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Examples

  • Eventually, the liver turns oxysterols into bile acids and gets rid of them.

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  • But some people have abnormal levels of oxysterols.

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  • In the case of NPC, he said that although it is not known how cyclodextrin is working, it may lower oxysterols by reducing the accumulation of cholesterol in the cells.

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  • Dr. Schipper says his lab is developing drugs to inhibit a particular enzyme, which in turn will lower the level of harmful oxysterols.

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  • Abnormal levels of certain oxysterols have been found in the blood of patients with cardiovascular diseases and multiple sclerosis.

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  • In the recent NPC study, researchers also reported that an experimental drug called cyclodextrin lowered the levels of oxysterols in cats with the disease.

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  • Some oxysterols are believed to be toxic to brain neurons and contribute to decline in Alzheimer ' s disease.

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  • Scientists say that someone ' s level of oxysterols is independent of cholesterol levels; someone with high cholesterol can have normal oxysterol levels and someone with normal cholesterol may have abnormal oxysterol levels.

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  • Ingemar Bj ö rkhem , professor emeritus at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and a leading authority on oxysterols, says he will be analyzing the levels of certain oxysterols in blood and cerebrospinal fluid samples taken before and after cyclodextrin treatments of twin girls with NPC.

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  • There is still a long way to go before scientists fully understand the role of oxysterols and whether they directly contribute to disease.

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