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Cholesterol metabolism pathway

This poster explores the biosynthesis and regulation of cholesterol.
Last edited Thu 22 Feb 2024

Cholesterol and its metabolites play pivotal physiological roles. Cholesterol is indispensable, serving as a vital component for growth, development, and the synthesis of steroid hormones and vitamin D analogs. Yet, due to our limited ability to break down cholesterol, its surplus can lead to atherosclerosis, a prevalent global cause of mortality.

Moreover, cholesterol influences cancer progression by modulating oncogenic signaling pathways, ferroptosis, and the tumor microenvironment, further highlighting its multifaceted impact on health and disease.

Cholesterol metabolism poster