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A Love-Hate Relationship: Cholesterol in Health and Disease


Provider
MIT OpenCourseware

Price
Free

School
MIT

Type
University

Instructor
Dr. Ayce Yesilaltay

Category
Life Sciences

Format
Mixed

Language
English

Description
In this class, we will examine cholesterol's role in the cell and in the body as a whole, from its function as a structural component of the membrane to its function in signaling. We will discuss mechanisms of cholesterol sensing, mechanisms of feedback regulation in cells, cholesterol in the brain, cholesterol in the circulation, 'good cholesterol' and 'bad cholesterol,' cholesterol-related human disorders, and the drugs that deal with some of these disorders.

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