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Term:
cholesterol esterification (GO:0034435)
Annotations: Rat: (16) Mouse: (15) Human: (16) Chinchilla: (13) Bonobo: (13) Dog: (14) Squirrel: (13) Pig: (13)
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cholesterol esterification +   
A lipid modification process in which a sterol ester is formed by the combination of a carboxylic acid (often a fatty acid) and cholesterol. In the blood this process is associated with the conversion of free cholesterol into cholesteryl ester, which is then sequestered into the core of a lipoprotein particle.

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Definition Sources: GOC:BHF, GOC:mah, GOC:pde, GOC:rl

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