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Cholesterol-Water Soluble

powder, BioReagent, suitable for cell culture


Quality Level

biological source

ovine wool

product line





cell culture | mammalian: suitable


H2O: 300 mg/mL

shipped in


storage temp.



Cholesterol-Water Soluble has been used:
  • in free cholesterol (FC) overloading of rat smooth muscle cells (SMCs)
  • in cytotoxicity assay
  • for the incubation of CD4+ T cells with Helicobacter pylori
  • to study the membrane cholesterol level in SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells
  • to study the effects of cholesterol on cell viability and 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) reduction in primary cultured rat hippocampal neurons
  • as a supplement for growth of bacterial culture
  • to examine the interaction of S protein with angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2)
  • to investigate the effects of cholesterol on potassium currents in the inner hair cells of guinea pigs
  • for reversible inhibition of proteinase K


30 mg in poly bottle
Package size based on cholesterol

Other Notes

Contains approx. 40 mg of cholesterol per gram; balance methyl-β-cyclodextrin.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. How much cholesterol will I be getting in the 30 mg package of Product C4951, Cholesterol-Water Soluble?

    The package size is based on the amount of cholesterol present.  There is approximately 40 mg of cholesterol per gram of material, the balance being Methyl-β-cyclodextrin.

  4. What is the molecular weight of Product C4951, Cholesterol-Water Soluble?

    386.65 g/mol

  5. How do I calculate the molarity of Product C4951, Cholesterol-Water Soluble?

    Calculate the molarity based on the cholesterol content of your solution.  For instance, if you dissolve 10 mg of material in water, approximately 0.4 mg of that 10 mg is cholesterol.

  6. What concentration of Product C4951, Cholesterol-Water Soluble, is used in the cell culture test?

    The water soluble cholesterol is tested for cell culture use at approximately 7.6 micrograms per/L.

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  8. What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?

    Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product. 

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