7alpha-hydroxycholesterol

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7α-hy·drox·y·cho·les·ter·ol

(hī-droks'ē-kō-les-tĕr-ol),
First intermediate in the conversion of cholesterol to the bile acids; formed in the principal rate-limiting step of bile acid biosynthesis.
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7a-OH: 7a-hydroxycholesterol; 7[beta]-OH: 7[beta]- hydroxycholesterol; 7-keto: 7-ketocholesterol; 4[beta]-OH: 4[beta]-hydroxycholesterol; 5,6a-epoxy: 5,6[alpha]- epoxycholesterol; 5,6[beta]-epoxy: 5,6[beta]-epoxycholesterol; 25-OH: 25-hydroxycholesterol; 27-OH: 27-hydroxycholesterol.