sitosterol | 700095
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- ß-sitosterol is a phytosterol (plant sterol) found in a wide variety of plants, including pecans, saw palmetto, avocados, pumpkin seed, rice bran, wheat germ, and soybeans. Chemically resembling cholesterol, phytosterols inhibit the absorption of cholesterol. Phytosterols have also been shown to have anticancer properties.
- Molecular Formula
- Percent Composition
- C 83.99%, H 12.15%, O 3.86%
- >99%; contains ~2% of the 24α isomer
- 6 Months
- CAS Number
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Awad, A.B., Barta, S.L., Fink, C.S., Bradford, P.G. (2008) beta-Sitosterol enhances tamoxifen effectiveness on breast cancer cells by affecting ceramide metabolism. Mol Nutr Food Res. 52(4):419-26. [PubMed]
Awad, A.B., Fink, C.S. (2000) Phytosterols as anticancer dietary components: evidence and mechanism of action. J Nutr. 130(9):2127-30. [PubMed]