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ster·ol

 (stîr′ôl′, -ōl′, stĕr′-)
n.
Any of a group of predominantly unsaturated solid alcohols of the steroid group, such as cholesterol and ergosterol, found in animals, plants, and fungi, especially as components of cell membranes.

[Short for cholesterol.]

sterol

(ˈstɛrɒl)
n
(Biochemistry) biochem any of a group of natural steroid alcohols, such as cholesterol and ergosterol, that are waxy insoluble substances
[C20: shortened from cholesterol, ergosterol, etc]

ste•rol

(ˈstɪər ɔl, -ɒl, ˈstɛr-)

n.
any of a group of solid, mostly unsaturated, polycyclic alcohols, as cholesterol and ergosterol, derived from plants or animals.
[1910–15; extracted from cholesterol, etc.]

ster·ol

(stîr′ôl′)
Any of various alcohols having the structure of a steroid, including cholesterol. Sterols are found in the tissues of animals, plants, fungi, and yeasts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sterol - any of a group of natural steroid alcohols derived from plants or animals; they are waxy insoluble substances
alcohol - any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
steroid - any of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings; many have important physiological effects
cholesterin, cholesterol - an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues
ergosterol - a plant sterol that is converted into vitamin D by ultraviolet radiation
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The 2016 Plant Sterol Industry Market Report' is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Plant Sterol industry with a focus on the Chinese market.
The free sterol fraction was eluted with 15 ml of a mixture of diethyl ether/hexane (1:1, v/v).
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The relatively high resistance of the sterol skeleton to degradation, after release into the environment, makes them valuable as tracers of the transport and transformation processes of biogenic material (Gagosian & Nigrelli, 1979) and as tracers for studying sources of organic matter in coastal areas (Lee & Wakeham, 1989; Yunker et al, 1995; Hudson et al.
It was found that one sterol in particular, stigmasterol, actually inhibited protein formation.
Cholesterol absorption is mainly regulated by the jejuna and ileal ATP-binding cassette sterol efflux transporters Abcg5 and Abcg8 in mice.
Studies are needed to examine the effects of plant sterol consumption frequency on circulation blood cholesterol as part of a diet low in saturated and trans fats," says Dr.
Studies are needed to examine the effects of plant sterol consumption frequency on circulating blood cholesterol as part of a diet low in saturated and trans fats," says Lichtenstein.
Fungi mainly produce ergosterol as the principal sterol accompanied by several C28 sterols.
Extensive human clinical research has shown that an intake of 1-3 g of plant sterols/ sterol esters per day can substantially and consistently lower blood levels of total cholesterol by an average of 6-10% and LDL (bad) cholesterol by 8-15%.
Because the two substances are chemically similar, the sterols compete with cholesterol for absorption by the small intestine and the more sterol is absorbed, the less cholesterol is taken in.

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