Biosynthesis of cholesterol and its regulation

Cholesterol levels in the body originate from its biosynthesis and diet. Most of the cholesterol used by active adults is produced in the liver, which produces ~70% of daily cholesterol demand (~1 gram). The other 30% originates from dietary absorption. Biosynthesis of cholesterol commonly happens in the endoplasmic reticulum of hepatic cells. It starts with … Read more Biosynthesis of cholesterol and its regulation