Cholesterol, Plant-Derived

3β-Hydroxy-5-cholestene, 5-Cholesten-3β-ol, Synthetic cholesterol, Cholesterol
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biological source







360 °C (lit.)


147-149 °C (lit.)


1.067 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)


suitable for manufacturing use

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Biochem/physiol Actions

Major component of all biological membranes; ~25% of total brain lipid is cholesterol.

Preparation Note

Synthesized from material of non-animal origin

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SyntheChol is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC


11 - Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


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Not applicable

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Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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The American journal of clinical nutrition, 101(5), 914-921 (2015-05-03)
Prospective cohort studies showed inverse associations between the intake of flavonoid-rich foods (cocoa and tea) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Intervention studies showed protective effects on intermediate markers of CVD. This may be due to the protective effects of the flavonoids...
Jinjiang Fan et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(23), 7261-7266 (2015-06-04)
Translocator protein (TSPO) is a key member of the mitochondrial cholesterol transport complex in steroidogenic tissues. To assess the function of TSPO, we generated two lines of Cre-mediated Tspo conditional knockout (cKO) mice. First, gonadal somatic cell-targeting Amhr2-Cre mice were...
Steven A Grover et al.
The lancet. Diabetes & endocrinology, 3(2), 114-122 (2014-12-09)
Despite the increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes associated with excess bodyweight, development of a clinically meaningful metric for health professionals remains a challenge. We estimated the years of life lost and the life-years lost from diabetes...
Michael J Pencina et al.
The New England journal of medicine, 370(15), 1422-1431 (2014-03-22)
The 2013 guidelines of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (ACC-AHA) for the treatment of cholesterol expand the indications for statin therapy for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Using data from the National Health and Nutrition...
Matthew P Buman et al.
American journal of epidemiology, 179(3), 323-334 (2013-12-10)
Sleep and sedentary and active behaviors are linked to cardiovascular disease risk biomarkers, and across a 24-hour day, increasing time in 1 behavior requires decreasing time in another. We explored associations of reallocating time to sleep, sedentary behavior, or active...

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