Cholesterol is a fat-like waxy material present in all cells of the body. Along with helping in digestion, it helps the body in the formation of some hormones and vitamin D. It is a crucial component as it contains numerous phospholipids, sphingomyelin, and glycolipids.

Side effects

Stored cholesterol causes many diseases like obesity, angina, chronic cardiac disorder, and tumors. In this way, it badly affects the body. Tumor biology and its therapy are studied by Organoids of mouse pancreatic tumor cells.

What does research reveal?

According to research, we can stop cancerous growth by blocking cholesterol storage.  Many research proved that tumors can be recovered easily by impeding cells from storing cholesterol. Scientists from New York discovered that pancreatic cancer cells make large amounts of cholesterol and if they make more of it than they need to reinforce their own sprouting.





Most cells just make as much cholesterol as they require, but the researchers observed tumors in the pancreas flourish the procedure that forms such fatty cells. Tobiloba Oni, a graduate student, said, “This is an amazing aspect because the cholesterol pathway is one of the most synchronized pathways in metabolism.”

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Professor David Tuveson who is Director Research at The Cancer Centre shows that in the pancreas, tumor cells flourish the hyperactive cholesterol formation. They are benefited just because of a similar pathway for the other molecules. It is observed that there is an enzyme Sterol O-acyltransferase1 that helps in the conversion of free to a stored form.

How to cure pancreatic tumor?

Blocking cholesterol storage could terminate the growth of cancerous tumors, according to a new study. According to advanced tactics for treating the deadly disease, researchers were able to stop cancer by preventing cells from storing the waxy substance found in the blood.





When researchers eradicated the enzyme by genetic manipulation, cells were intercepted for conversion and cholesterol storage. This process sabotaged cancer growth properly on mice experiments. Mr. Obi remarked, normal pancreas cells were proficient to function without the enzyme, so it fabricated the technique to tackle pancreatic cancer. According to him, researchers will soon launch a drug to block enzymes. Soon, drugs will be capable of undermining cancerous cells but keeping normal cells vigorous.

Cover Photo Credit: cancer.gov

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