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Cholesteryl linoleate

≥98% (HPLC; detection at 205 nm)

3β-Hydroxy-5-cholestene 3-linoleate, Cholesteryl 9,12-octadecadienoate, 5-Cholesten-3β-ol 3-linoleate, Cholesteryl octadecadienoate
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biological source

synthetic (organic)


≥98% (HPLC; detection at 205 nm)



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Cholesteryl linoleate was cosonicated with cholesterol to prepare dispersions were prepared to study the cholesterol to phospholipid ratio in red blood cell membrane. It was used as HPLC standard in the analysis of rat liver lipoproteins.


100, 250 mg in ampule
1 g in ampule
Sealed ampule

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cholesteryl linoleate is a major cholesterol ester found associated with the neutral core of low density lipoprotein. Receptor-LDL complexes are taken up by lysosomes and hydrolyzed to release cholesterol from the esters. The enzyme acid cholesteryl ester hydrolase is responsible for the hydrolysis of cholesteryl esters; a defective enzyme can result in the formation of atherosclerotic lesions in humans.
The most abundant cholesteryl ester in low density lipoprotein (LDL).

Preparation Note

Cholesteryl linoleate yields clear, colorless solution in chloroform at 100 mg/ml.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



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R Mashima et al.
Journal of lipid research, 41(1), 109-115 (2000-01-11)
We have previously reported the detection of cholesteryl ester hydroperoxides, consisting mainly of cholesteryl linoleate hydroperoxides (Ch18:2-OOH), at nm levels in plasma from healthy humans (Y. Yamamoto and E. Niki, 1989. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 165: 988-993). To elucidate their
Ota Samek et al.
Sensors (Basel, Switzerland), 10(9), 8635-8651 (2010-01-01)
Algae are becoming a strategic source of fuels, food, feedstocks, and biologically active compounds. This potential has stimulated the development of innovative analytical methods focused on these microorganisms. Algal lipids are among the most promising potential products for fuels as
L Kritharides et al.
Journal of lipid research, 39(12), 2394-2405 (1998-11-30)
Cholesteryl linoleate hydroperoxide (CLOOH) and hydroxide (CLOH) are present in human atheroma. The intracellular metabolism of low density lipoprotein (LDL)-derived CLOOH and CLOH remain undefined because extensive free radical-mediated LDL oxidation, which modifies LDL apolipoprotein B sufficiently to allow endocytosis
Factors influencing the lipid composition and fluidity of red cell membranes in vitro: production of red cells possessing more than two cholesterols per phospholipid.
R A Cooper et al.
Biochemistry, 17(2), 327-331 (1978-01-24)
J K Christison et al.
Journal of lipid research, 36(9), 2017-2026 (1995-09-01)
This study examines the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP)-mediated exchange of cholesteryl linoleate hydroperoxide (Ch18:2-OOH) and cholesteryl linoleate hydroxide (Ch18:2-OH) between low density lipoprotein (LDL) and high density lipoprotein (HDL). When [3H]Ch18:2-OOH- and [3H]18:2-OH-labeled LDL were incubated at 37 degrees

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