University Chemistry ›› 2022, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (9): 2207035.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202207035

Special Issue: 化学科普(2022)

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Cholesterol in the "Big City"

Yi Zhang1,*(), Jinxin Guo2,*()   

  1. 1 School of Basic Medical Sciences, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, China
    2 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
  • Received:2022-07-07 Accepted:2022-09-07 Published:2022-09-15
  • Contact: Yi Zhang,Jinxin Guo;


Cholesterol is the main steroid compound in mammals. It plays an important role in the fundamental life process, but the abnormal content of cholesterol will also bring a lot of harm to the body. This article describes the process of cholesterol entering the human body as well as its role and influence in the human body in the third person anthropomorphically. It aims to help readers understand cholesterol metabolism in an interesting and vivid way.

Key words: Cholesterol, Phytosterol, Lipoprotein, Biosynthesis, Steroid hormone


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