A cholesteryl ester is, as its name would imply, an ester of cholesterol. The ester bond is formed between the carboxylate group of a fatty acid and the hydroxyl group of cholesterol. Cholesteryl esters have a lower solubility in water than cholesterol and, in other words, are more hydrophobic. They are associated with atherosclerosis.
- Cholesterylester transfer protein
- Cholesteryl ester storage disease
- Acyl CoA Cholesteryl Acyl Transferase (ACAT)
- Lecithin—cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT)
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