What is it about?

It is a review of the role of cholesterol during the process known as liver regeneration. Cholesterol is more than a structural lipid forming part of the plasma membrane in a free fashion, or together with other lipids, as part of dynamic domains named lipid rafts. It also participates in the modulation of sterol-dependent proteins and importantly, contributes protecting again cytotoxic effects produced by bile acids shortly after a partial hepatectomy is performed.

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Why is it important?

This knowledge is important because if we know better a phenomenon, namely liver regeneration, we can use those elements to control or improve the process. Moreover, cholesterol is really important through the all process.

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This page is a summary of: Cholesterol: recapitulation of its active role during liver regeneration, Liver International, May 2011, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/j.1478-3231.2011.02542.x.
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