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Cholesterol

We provide MS-based lipid analysis of Cholesterol in a variety of sample types and deliver results in as little as two weeks.

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About the structure and biological function of Chol

Structure. Cholesterol (Chol) is a type of sterol lipid. Its structure consists of four linked hydrocarbon rings, the steroid structure. A hydrocarbon tail is linked to one end of the steroid, a hydroxyl group linked to the other end. It contains no fatty acids.

Function. Cholesterol has a vital function in animals. It is an essential component of cell membranes and lipid rafts. It is a precursor of steroid hormones and other metabolites such as vitamin D or bile acids. Cholesterol also is important for cell signaling, transport processes, and regulation of gene readout, and an abundant constituent of the water permeability barrier in skin and of myelin in the brain. Further, excess cholesterol is linked to cardiovascular disease.

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GENERAL STRUCTURE
Chol

General molecular structure of cholesterol.

Chol lipidomics analysis with
Lipotype

Structural detailsclass level
Variants identified 1
Methodmass spectrometry (untargeted)
Quantificationyes
Delivery time2-6 weeks
Lipidomics datapmol & mol%
Figuresincluded
1Blood Basic includes:
TAG, DAG, PC, PE, PI, LPC, LPE, Cer, Chol, CE, PC O-, PE O-, SM

2Skin includes:
TAG, DAG, Chol, CE, NdS, NS, NP, NH, AdS, AS, AP, AH, EOdS, EOS, EOP, EOH

GENERAL STRUCTURE
Chol

General molecular structure of cholesterol.

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