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C2648 Sigma

Cholesterol 5β,6β-epoxide

≥98%

Synonym: 5β,6β-Epoxycholestan-3β-ol

  • CAS Number 4025-59-6

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C27H46O2

  • Molecular Weight 402.65

  •  MDL number MFCD00201258

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24892511

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Related Categories Biochemicals and Reagents, Cholesterol and Derivatives, Lipids, Sterol Lipids
InChI Key   PRYIJAGAEJZDBO-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥98%

Description

Packaging

10 mg in glass bottle

50 mg in poly bottle

Application

Cholesterol 5β,6β-epoxide was used to treat PC12 cells or HepG2 and Caco-2 cells to study the effects of cholesterol oxidation.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cholesterol 5β,6β-epoxide is an oxysterol produced as an oxidation product of cholesterol. Oxysterols are cytotoxic and induce death in monocytes, smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells. The mechanism of apoptosis induced by oxysterols may involve caspases or DNA fragmentation.

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Personal Protective Equipment 
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NONH for all modes of transport
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Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

References

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