Cholesterol, Membranes, Lipoproteins
Lecture no. 16 from the course: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works
Taught by Professor Kevin Ahern | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
The word “cholesterol” evokes fear in anyone worried about coronary artery disease. But what is this ubiquitous lipid and how harmful is it? Examine the key steps in cholesterol synthesis, learn about its important role in membranes, and discover where LDLs (“bad” cholesterol) and HDLs (“good”) come from. It isn’t cholesterol alone that is plugging arteries in atherosclerosis.