Author(s): Parish EJ, Chitrakorn S, Luu B, Schmidt G, Ourisson G
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Abstract The oxysterols 3 beta-hydroxy-5 alpha-cholest-8-en-11-one, 3 beta-hydroxy-5 alpha-cholest-8-en-7-one, 3 beta-hydroxy-5 alpha-cholest-8(14)-en-7-one, 3 beta-hydroxy-4,4'-dimethylcholest-5-ene-7 one, 4,4'-dimethylcholest-5-ene-3 beta, 7 alpha-diol, 4,4'-dimethylcholest-5-ene-3 beta, 7 beta-diol, lanost-8-ene-3 beta, 25-diol, 25-hydroxylanost-8-en-3-one, 9 alpha, 11 alpha-epoxy-5 alpha-cholest-7-en-3 beta-ol, 3 beta-hydroxycholest-5 alpha-en-22-one, and 3 beta-hydroxycholest-5-en-22-one oxime were evaluated with respect to their ability to inhibit cell growth. All of the sterols were found to possess cytotoxicity when incubated with hepatoma (HTC) and lymphoma (RDM-4) cells in culture at 10-30 microM concentrations.
This article was published in Steroids
and referenced in Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science