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27HC under the microscope
November 2019
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HOUSTON—Research out of the University of Houston has shed new light on 27-hydroxycholesterol (27HC), a cholesterol-derived molecule. Previously, 27HC had been known as a cholesterol metabolite that had deleterious effects on the cardiovascular system, and it also serves to reduce excess cholesterol in the liver. But this latest work has uncovered its role in body and obesity as well—27HC was found to increase body fat even in people who don't eat a diet high in fat or red meat. University of Houston assistant professor of biology Michihisa Umetani, part of the research team, had also previously discovered that 27HC binds to estrogen receptors.
 
“We hope to develop a new therapeutic approach toward modulating 27HC levels to treat cholesterol and/or estrogen receptor-mediated diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, cancer and metabolic diseases,” said Umetani.

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