Antroquinonol, with its characteristics of interfering with the Ras-PI3K-Akt-mTOR pathway and activating AMPK, is believed to have regulatory effects on downstream lipogenesis-related proteins, such as SREBP-1.

Studies have indicated that more than half of LDL cholesterol catabolism in the body takes place via a receptor-mediated pathway. An apolipoprotein, ApoB-100, which is virtually the only protein in the LDL particle, binds with LDL receptors (LDLR) in cells before the LDL particle is taken up into the cell and metabolized. In a cellular experiment, Antroquinonol has shown effect on increasing expression of LDLR genes, suggesting that the activation of the LDL receptor results in LDL cholesterol-lowering effects.

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