Cholesterol, Plant-Derived

SyntheChol®, PharmaGrade, USP/NF, Ph. Eur., Manufactured under appropriate GMP controls for pharma or biopharmaceutical production

3β-Hydroxy-5-cholestene, 5-Cholesten-3β-ol, Synthetic cholesterol, Cholesterol
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Quality Level

biological source



Ph. Eur.

product line





360 °C (lit.)


147-149 °C (lit.)


1.067 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)


suitable for manufacturing use

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


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InChI key


Gene Information

human ... POLA1(5422), TOP2A(7153)
rat ... Ar(24208), Polb(29240)

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General description

PharmaGrade products are manufactured under appropriate controls for use as a raw material in pharma or biopharmaceutical production. For more information on the PharmaGrade Program, visit sigma-aldrich.com/safc-pharmagrade.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Major component of all biological membranes; ~25% of total brain lipid is cholesterol.

Preparation Note

Synthesized from material of non-animal origin

Legal Information

SyntheChol is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

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Bo Angelin et al.
Journal of internal medicine, 277(3), 331-342 (2014-04-24)
Liver-selective thyromimetic agents could provide a new approach for treating dyslipidaemia. We performed a multicentre, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of eprotirome, a liver-selective thyroid hormone receptor agonist, in 98 patients with primary hypercholesterolaemia. After...
Michael J Pencina et al.
The New England journal of medicine, 370(15), 1422-1431 (2014-03-22)
The 2013 guidelines of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (ACC-AHA) for the treatment of cholesterol expand the indications for statin therapy for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Using data from the National Health and Nutrition...
Jinjiang Fan et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(23), 7261-7266 (2015-06-04)
Translocator protein (TSPO) is a key member of the mitochondrial cholesterol transport complex in steroidogenic tissues. To assess the function of TSPO, we generated two lines of Cre-mediated Tspo conditional knockout (cKO) mice. First, gonadal somatic cell-targeting Amhr2-Cre mice were...
Matthew P Buman et al.
American journal of epidemiology, 179(3), 323-334 (2013-12-10)
Sleep and sedentary and active behaviors are linked to cardiovascular disease risk biomarkers, and across a 24-hour day, increasing time in 1 behavior requires decreasing time in another. We explored associations of reallocating time to sleep, sedentary behavior, or active...

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