Molecular Weight(MW): 386.65
Cholesterol is the principal sterol of all higher animals required to build and maintain membranes.
Purity & Quality Control
|Description||Cholesterol is the principal sterol of all higher animals required to build and maintain membranes.|
Cholesterol serves as a precursor for the biosynthesis of steroid hormones, bile acids, and vitamin D. It modulates membrane fluidity over the range of physiological temperatures. The hydroxyl group on cholesterol interacts with the polar head groups of the membrane phospholipids and sphingolipids, while the bulky steroid and the hydrocarbon chain are embedded in the membrane, alongside the nonpolar fatty-acid chain of the other lipids. Through the interaction with the phospholipid fatty-acid chains, cholesterol increases membrane packing, which reduces membrane fluidity. The structure of the tetracyclic ring of cholesterol contributes to the decreased fluidity of the cell membrane as the molecule is in a trans conformation making all but the side chain of cholesterol rigid and planar. In this structural role, cholesterol reduces the permeability of the plasma membrane to neutral solutes, protons, and sodium ions.
|In vivo||Cholesterol is recycled. The liver excretes it in a non-esterified form (via bile) into the digestive tract. Typically about 50% of the excreted cholesterol is reabsorbed by the small bowel back into the bloodstream.|
|In vitro||DMSO||0.03 mg/mL (0.07 mM)|
* Please note that Selleck tests the solubility of all compounds in-house, and the actual solubility may differ slightly from published values. This is normal and is due to slight batch-to-batch variations.
Calculate the mass, volume or concentration required for a solution. The Selleck molarity calculator is based on the following equation:
Mass (mg) = Concentration (mM) × Volume (mL) × Molecular Weight (g/mol)
*When preparing stock solutions, please always use the batch-specific molecular weight of the product found on the via label and MSDS / COA (available on product pages).
Calculate the dilution required to prepare a stock solution. The Selleck dilution calculator is based on the following equation:
Concentration (start) x Volume (start) = Concentration (final) x Volume (final)
This equation is commonly abbreviated as: C1V1 = C2V2 ( Input Output )
* When preparing stock solutions always use the batch-specific molecular weight of the product found on the vial label and MSDS / COA (available online).
Molecular Weight Calculator
Enter the chemical formula of a compound to calculate its molar mass and elemental composition:
Tip: Chemical formula is case sensitive. C10H16N2O2 c10h16n2o2
Instructions to calculate molar mass (molecular weight) of a chemical compound:
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Definitions of molecular mass, molecular weight, molar mass and molar weight:
Molecular mass (molecular weight) is the mass of one molecule of a substance and is expressed in the unified atomic mass units (u). (1 u is equal to 1/12 the mass of one atom of carbon-12)
Molar mass (molar weight) is the mass of one mole of a substance and is expressed in g/mol.
Clinical Trial Information
|NCT Number||Recruitment||interventions||Conditions||Sponsor/Collaborators||Start Date||Phases|
|NCT03296098||Suspended||Drug: Ulipristal acetate||Contraception|Healthy Female||Health Decisions|Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)||December 2020||Phase 2|
|NCT04102891||Not yet recruiting||Other: Microbiota modulation diet||Metabolic Syndrome|Gut Bacteria|Personalized Nutrition||SmartWithFood|Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie|KU Leuven||February 2020||Not Applicable|
|NCT03989167||Not yet recruiting||Other: Clinical decision support||Hypercholesterolemia Familial|Clinical Decision Support||University Hospital Linkoeping||January 2020||Not Applicable|
|NCT03602456||Not yet recruiting||Other: Kentucky HEALTH||Health Insurance||University of Pennsylvania|Columbia University|NORC at the University of Chicago||January 1 2020||--|
Answers to questions you may have can be found in the inhibitor handling instructions. Topics include how to prepare stock solutions, how to store inhibitors, and issues that need special attention for cell-based assays and animal experiments.
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