Cat. No. 3907

27-Hydroxycholesterol C27H46O2 [20380-11-4]

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Alternative Names: 27 OHC, 27 HC

Chemical Name: (3β,25R)-Cholest-5-ene-3,26-diol

Biological Activity

Liver X receptor (LXR) agonist. Also estrogen receptor partial agonist. Suppresses β-estradiol-mediated breast cancer cell proliferation in vitro. Also increases α-synuclein levels and induces apoptosis in human neuroblastoma cells in vitro. Endogenous cholesterol metabolite.

Technical Data

Soluble to 20 mM in ethanol
>98 %
Store at -20°C

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DuSell et al (2008) 27-hydroxycholesterol is an endogenous selective estrogen receptor modulator Mol.Endocrinol. 22 65. PMID: 17872378.

Rantham Prabhakara et al (2008) Differential effects of 24-hydroxycholesterol and 27-hydroxycholesterol on tyrosine hydroxylase and α-synuclein in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells. J.Neurochem. 107 1722. PMID: 19014385.

Fu et al (2001) 27-hydroxycholesterol is an endogenous ligand for liver X receptor in cholesterol-loaded cells. J.Biol.Chem. 276 38378. PMID: 11504730.

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Keywords: 27-Hydroxycholesterol, supplier, 27OHC, 27HC, liver-x, receptors, agonists, estrogen, partial, SERM, selective, modulators, cholesterol, Tocris Bioscience, LXR-like Receptor Agonist products

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