Determination of Cholesterol content in Cells

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Determination of Cholesterol content in Cells

Dear All,
Here is a nice and easy method for the determination of Cholesterol content in cells.
the protocol is taken from:

Molecular Biology of the Cell
Vol. 15, 31323145, July 2004
Disturbed Cholesterol Traffic but Normal Proteolytic
Function in LAMP-1/LAMP-2 Double-deficient
Eeva-Liisa Eskelinen,* Christine Katrin Schmidt,* Silja Neu,*
Marion Willenborg,* Graciela Fuertes, Natalia Salvador,
Yoshitaka Tanaka,§ Renate Lu¨ llmann-Rauch, Dieter Hartmann,
Jo¨ rg Heeren,# Kurt von Figura,@ Erwin Knecht, and Paul Saftig* **

The amount of cholesterol was measured in cell extracts prepared using 50
mM Tris, pH 8.0, 2 mM CaCl2, 80 mM NaCl, 1% Triton X-100, with the
Amplex Red Cholesterol Assay kit (Molecular Probes). For the fluorometric
quantification, 25 l of cell extracts and cholesterol standards were incubated
in 96-well plates according to the instructions of the manufacturer, and
fluorescence was detected using Fluorolite1000 (Dynatech Laboratories, Alexandria,

If any one have got any Question please let me know.

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Hello, gsovak!

Hello, gsovak!
Do you know how many cells and how much solution they used for one sample?