≥84% (GC)

5,24-Cholestadien-3β-ol, 24-Dehydrocholesterol, 3β-Hydroxy-5,24-cholestadiene
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≥84% (GC)

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General description

Desmosterol is a C27 sterol intermediate in cholesterol synthesis. It may be associated with the pathogenesis of Alzheimer′s disease (AD).


Desmosterol has been used as a standard for the estimation of the concentrations of cholesterol and plant sterols. It has also been used to suppress nigericin-induced sterol regulatory element-binding proteins 2 (SREBP2) maturation.


5, 10 mg in glass bottle

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Not applicable

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Anti-atherogenic effects of phytosteryl oleates in apo-E deficient mice
Moghadasian MH, et al
Journal of functional foods, 21, 97-103 (2016)
Clare L Beasley et al.
Bipolar disorders, 7(5), 449-455 (2005-09-24)
Cholesterol forms an integral part of cell membranes and is a major component of myelin. Furthermore, cholesterol also plays a vital role in the development, function and stability of synapses. While low serum cholesterol has previously been associated with mood...
Ana Rita Lima et al.
Metabolites, 8(1) (2018-03-23)
Prostate cancer (PCa) is an important health problem worldwide. Diagnosis and management of PCa is very complex because the detection of serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) has several drawbacks. Metabolomics brings promise for cancer biomarker discovery and for better understanding...
Arjan Boerke et al.
Biology of reproduction, 88(1), 21-21 (2012-11-02)
This study demonstrates for the first time that porcine and mouse sperm incubated in capacitation media supplemented with bicarbonate produce oxysterols. The production is dependent on a reactive oxygen species (ROS) signaling pathway that is activated by bicarbonate and can...
Tim Vanmierlo et al.
Plant foods for human nutrition (Dordrecht, Netherlands), 66(2), 149-156 (2011-03-25)
Plant sterols such as sitosterol and campesterol are frequently applied as functional food in the prevention of atherosclerosis. Recently, it became clear that plasma derived plant sterols accumulate in murine brains. We questioned whether plant sterols in the brain are...
Biosynthesis of cholesterol generally takes place in the endoplasmic reticulum of hepatic cells and begins with acetyl- CoA, which is mainly derived from an oxidation reaction in the mitochondria. Acetyl-CoA and acetoacetyl-CoA are converted to 3-hydroxy- 3-methylglutaryl-CoA (HMG-CoA) by HMG-CoA synthase.
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