Biological activity of phytosterols and their derivatives


1. V.N. Orechovich Institute of Biomedical Chemistry RAMS
Type: Experimental/clinical study
UDK: 577.115: 547.92      PubMed Id: 18078065
Year: 2007 vol: 53  issue:5  pages: 497-521
Abstract: The review deals with results of recent studies on biological activity of С29- and С28-sterols of plant origin (phytosterols) in mammals and in cultured mammalian cells. The review considers the following problems: phytosterols and nutrition; phytosterols and cholesterol level; phytosterols and intestinal absorption of lipids; the role of phytosterols in lipid metabolism regulation; phytosterols and mammalian cells in culture; products of phytosterols oxydation; phytoecdysteroids and induced gene expression.
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Reference: Mehtiev A.R., Misharin A.Yu., Biological activity of phytosterols and their derivatives, Biomeditsinskaya khimiya, 2007, vol: 53(5), 497-521.
This paper is also available as the English translation:10.1007/s11828-008-1001-4