Cholesteryl ester

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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 are more hydrophobic. They are associated with atherosclerosis.[1]

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  1. ^ Cholesterol Esters at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)