Cholesterol: a dark horse in signalling race

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The role of cellular lipids in the old biochemistry textbooks was stipulated as either structural, to create membranes and compartmentalize the cell, or as a source of energy, to be consumed. Most lipids grew out of these definitions and lipid-mediated signalling is a fast developing field of biochemistry. Cholesterol was left behind in this regard – but no more.
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