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AEBSF is extensively used in studies aiming to describe cholesterol regulatory genes due to its potent ability to inhibit Site-1-protease (S1P). This serine protease, located in the Golgi apparatus, is responsible for activating the sterol regulatory element-binding proteins. By selectively inhibiting S1P, AEBSF can be used to characterize the downstream result of SREBP inhibition and its influence on cholesterol regulation.
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M Citron,; T.S Diehl,; A Capell,; C Haass,; D.B Teplow,; D.J Selkoe. Inhibition of Amyloid β-Protein Production in Neural Cells by the Serine Protease Inhibitor AEBSF. Journal name. 1996, 17 (1),171-179.
Irreverersible serine protease inhibitor: Thromb. Res., 2, 343 (1973); Acta Biol. Med. Ger., 39, 355 (1980).
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