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Term Information

Accession
GO:0008203
Name
cholesterol metabolic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
cholesterol metabolism
Alternate IDs
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Definition
The chemical reactions and pathways involving cholesterol, cholest-5-en-3 beta-ol, the principal sterol of vertebrates and the precursor of many steroids, including bile acids and steroid hormones. It is a component of the plasma membrane lipid bilayer and of plasma lipoproteins and can be found in all animal tissues. Source: ISBN:0198506732
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0008203 at QuickGO
Subset
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Parents of cholesterol metabolic process (GO:0008203)
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cholesterol metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  sterol metabolic process (GO:0016125)
cholesterol metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  secondary alcohol metabolic process (GO:1902652)
Children of cholesterol metabolic process (GO:0008203)
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peptidyl-glycine cholesteryl ester biosynthesis from peptidyl-glycine (GO:0019708) [is_a relation] is_a  cholesterol metabolic process
negative regulation of cholesterol metabolic process (GO:0090206) [RO:0002212 relation] RO:0002212  cholesterol metabolic process
positive regulation of cholesterol metabolic process (GO:0090205) [RO:0002213 relation] RO:0002213  cholesterol metabolic process
cholesterol biosynthetic process (GO:0006695) [is_a relation] is_a  cholesterol metabolic process
cholesterol ester hydrolysis involved in cholesterol transport (GO:0090122) [is_a relation] is_a  cholesterol metabolic process
cholesterol catabolic process (GO:0006707) [is_a relation] is_a  cholesterol metabolic process
regulation of cholesterol metabolic process (GO:0090181) [RO:0002211 relation] RO:0002211  cholesterol metabolic process
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