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LP99350-8   Campesterol
Campesterol is a phytosterol, meaning it is a steroid derived from plants. As a food additive, phytosterols have cholesterol-lowering properties (reducing cholesterol absorption in intestines), and may act in cancer prevention. Phytosterols naturally occur in small amount in vegetable oils, especially soybean oil. One such phytosterol complex, isolated from vegetable oil, is cholestatin, composed of campesterol, stigmasterol, and brassicasterol, and is marketed as a dietary supplement. Sterols can reduce cholesterol in human subjects by up to 15%. The mechanism behind phytosterols and the lowering of cholesterol occurs as follows : the incorporation of cholesterol into micelles in the gastrointestinal tract is inhibited, decreasing the overall amount of cholesterol absorbed. This may in turn help to control body total cholesterol levels, as well as modify HDL, LDL and TAG levels. Many margarines, butters, breakfast cereals and spreads are now enriched with phytosterols and marketed towards people with high cholesterol and a wish to lower it.
[HMDB ID: HMDB02869] Copyright Copyright ©2005-2009 Genome Alberta (Reference to original publication: Wishart DS, Knox C, Guo AC, et al. HMDB: a knowledgebase for the human metabolome. Nucleic Acids Res. 2009 37(Database issue):D603-610.) Source: Human Metabolome Database

LP99350-8   Campesterol
Phytosterols (e.g., β-sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, and brassicasterol) are common components of plant foods,such as vegetable oils, seeds, and nuts. An average Western diet contains approx. 200-400 mg of phytosterols per day. Phytosterols are structurally similar to cholesterol and differ only in the number of carbons or double bonds in the side chain. Since serum and tissue phytosterols are derived from intestinal absorption, levels reflect dietary plant sterol intake and intestinal absorption. Markedly increased serum phytosterol concentrations (e.g., β-sitosterol > 50 mg/l) is seen in sitosterolemia, a rare autosomal recessive lipid disorder. These patients develop premature coronary heart disease. A study suggests that even slightly increased campesterol (3.8 ± 1.6 mg/l) and β-sitosterol (3.1 ± 1.1 mg/l) concentrations in serum may contribute to the risk of coronary heart disease. PMID: 15489546 Source: Regenstrief LOINC, PMID:15489546

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Additional Names

Short Name
Campesterol SerPl-sCnc
Display Name
Campesterol [Moles/Vol]
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Campesterol, Blood

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.32
Last Updated
Version 2.70
Order vs. Observation

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
74888-9 Sterols panel [Moles/volume] - Serum or Plasma

Member of these Groups Get Info

LOINC Group Group Name
LG48236-0 Campesterol|Pt|Ser/Plas|400.691 g/mole

Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Campesterol:Concentración de sustancias:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Cuantitativo:
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Campesterol:Concentración de sustancia:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
Synonyms: Cuantitativo
fr-CA French (Canada) Campestérol:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-FR French (France) Campestérol:Moles/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Numérique:
fr-BE French (Belgium) Campestérol:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
it-IT Italian (Italy) Campesterolo:SCnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
Synonyms: Chimica Concentrazione di Sostanza Plasma Punto nel tempo (episodio) Siero Siero o Plasma
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) campesterol:mol/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Campesterol::Pt:Soro/Plas:Qn:
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Кампестерол:МолКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
Synonyms: Количественный Молярность;Молярная объёмная концентрация Плазма Сыворотка Сыворотка или Плазма Точка во времени;Момент
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Campesterol:SubKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:
zh-CN Chinese (China) 菜油固醇:物质的量浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
Synonyms: 克分子浓度;克分子浓度(单位体积);摩尔浓度;摩尔浓度(单位体积);物质的量浓度(单位体积) 化学;化学检验项目;化学检验项目类;化学类;化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目类;非刺激耐受型化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学试验类 可用数量表示的;定量性;数值型;数量型;连续数值型标尺 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间 菜油甾醇;芸苔甾醇;菜子甾醇;菜籽甾醇 血清或血浆

Example Units

Unit Source
umol/L Example UCUM Units

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