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Cholesterol is used in the preparation of liposome. It is used to control the functions of transporters and coordinating cell proteins present in plasma membrane. It acts as a part of cell membranes. It benefits in rapid diagnostics. It is a component of all biological membranes and inhibits basal channel activity in the brain.
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