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Term:liver cholesterol amount
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Accession:VT:0010498 term browser browse the term
Definition:The proportion, quantity, or volume in the bile-secreting exocrine gland of the most abundant steroid in animal tissues, precursor to steroid hormones and bile salts; also component of plasma membranes.

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Hpcl1 Hepatic cholesterol level QTL 1 IDA RGD PMID:9600105 RGD:629576 NCBI chr10:35,392,267...51,793,994 JBrowse link
Q Hpcl2 Hepatic cholesterol level QTL 2 IDA RGD PMID:18071061 RGD:1643359 NCBI chr10:45,029,650...95,600,334 JBrowse link

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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organ system trait 1978
      alimentary system trait 127
        hepatobiliary system morphology trait 62
          liver morphology trait 62
            liver molecular composition trait 11
              liver sterol amount 5
                liver cholesterol amount 5
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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organism trait 1150
      homeostasis trait 694
        molecule homeostasis trait 362
          lipid homeostasis trait 161
            sterol homeostasis trait 105
              sterol amount 105
                cholesterol amount 105
                  liver cholesterol amount 5
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