Sitosterolemia

Common Name(s)

Sitosterolemia

Sitosterolemia, also known as phytosterolemia, is an autosomal recessive metabolic condition characterized by unrestricted intestinal absorption of both cholesterol and plant-derived cholesterol-like molecules, such as sitosterol. Patients with this disorder have very high levels of plant sterols in the plasma and develop tendon and tuberous xanthomas, accelerated atherosclerosis, and premature coronary artery disease (summary by {2:Berge et al., 2000}).
 

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The terms "Sitosterolemia" returned 33 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Ezetimibe reduces plant sterol accumulation and favorably increases platelet count in sitosterolemia.
 

Author(s): Rgia A Othman, Semone B Myrie, David Mymin, Louise S Merkens, Jean-Baptiste Roullet, Robert D Steiner, Peter J H Jones

Journal: J. Pediatr.. 2015 Jan;166(1):125-31.

 

To assess if ezetimibe (EZE), a sterol-absorption inhibitor, improves platelet (PLT) count and size relative to its effect on plasma plant sterol (PS) in patients with sitosterolemia (STSL).

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2014

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Specific macrothrombocytopenia/hemolytic anemia associated with sitosterolemia.
 

Author(s): Zhaoyue Wang, Lijuan Cao, Yanhua Su, Gaifeng Wang, Ruijuan Wang, Ziqiang Yu, Xia Bai, Changgeng Ruan

Journal: Am. J. Hematol.. 2014 Mar;89(3):320-4.

 

Sitosterolemia (phytosterolemia) is a rare inherited sterol storage disorder, characterized by significantly elevated plasma levels of plant sterols. The clinical features of sitosterolemia are xanthomas, premature atherosclerosis, arthritis, and, occasionally, liver function impair ...

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2014

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Sitosterolemia: platelets on high-sterol diet.
 

Author(s): Hervé Falet

Journal: Blood. 2013 Oct;122(15):2534-5.

 

Last Updated: 11 Oct 2013

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The terms "Sitosterolemia" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Plant Sterols, Stanols, and Sitosterolemia.
 

Author(s): Bridget O Ajagbe, Rgia A Othman, Semone B Myrie

Journal: J AOAC Int. ;98(3):716-23.

 

Phytosterolemia (sitosterolemia) is a rare autosomal recessive sterol storage disease caused by mutations in either of the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) binding cassette transporter genes; (ABC) G5 or ABCG8, leading to impaired elimination of plant sterols and stanols, with their increased ...

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2015

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Current therapy for patients with sitosterolemia--effect of ezetimibe on plant sterol metabolism.
 

Author(s): Kazumi Tsubakio-Yamamoto, Makoto Nishida, Yumiko Nakagawa-Toyama, Daisaku Masuda, Tohru Ohama, Shizuya Yamashita

Journal: J. Atheroscler. Thromb.. 2010 Sep;17(9):891-900.

 

Sitosterolemia is a rare, autosomal recessive inherited sterol storage disease associated with high tissue and serum plant sterol concentrations, caused by mutations in the adenosine triphosphate-bind-ing cassette (ABC) transporter ABCG5 or ABCG8 genes. Markedly increased serum concentration ...

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2010

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Genetic basis of sitosterolemia.
 

Author(s): M H Lee, K Lu, S B Patel

Journal: Curr. Opin. Lipidol.. 2001 Apr;12(2):141-9.

 

The molecular mechanisms regulating the amount of dietary cholesterol retained by the body, as well as the body's ability to exclude other dietary sterols selectively, are poorly understood. An average Western diet will contain approximately 250-500 mg of dietary cholesterol and approximately ...

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2001

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Effects of Colesevelam
 

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Condition Summary: Sitosterolemia

 

Last Updated: 1 Dec 2015

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