Figure 26.15. Site of Cholesterol Synthesis.

Figure 26.15Site of Cholesterol Synthesis

Electron micrograph of a part of a liver cell actively engaged in the synthesis and secretion of very low density lipoprotein (VLDL). The arrow points to a vesicle that is releasing its content of VLDL particles. [Courtesy of Dr. George Palade.]

From: Section 26.3, The Complex Regulation of Cholesterol Biosynthesis Takes Place at Several Levels

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Biochemistry. 5th edition.
Berg JM, Tymoczko JL, Stryer L.
New York: W H Freeman; 2002.
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