Cholesteryl ester

Cholesteryl ester

A cholesteryl ester is, as its name would imply, an ester of cholesterol. The ester bond is formed between the carboxylate group of a fatty acid and the hydroxyl group of cholesterol. Cholesteryl Esters have a lower solubility in water than Cholesterol and, in other words, are more hydrophobic. They are associated with atherosclerosis.[1]

See also


  1. ^ MeSH Cholesterol+Esters

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