Administration of 4-aminopyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine decreased serum cholesterol levels in the rat to less than 5 milligrams per deciliter. Coincident with this change, there was a 2.1- to 16.0-fold increase in the rate of sterol synthesis in seven extrahepatic tissues. This suggests that cholesterol carried in serum lipoproteins plays a major role in regulating sterol synthesis in many extrahepatic tissues.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1976|
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