Procedure

(i) Set up a calibration curve in five tubes: dilute 0.4 mg/mL cholesterol solution with chloroform:methanol (2:1) to prepare solutions 0.2, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 pM. Label tubes from 1 to 5. Then, add 0.5 mL of 0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 pM cholesterol to tubes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, respectively.

(ii) Set up your experimental assay tubes and prepare tubes 6 and 7 adding 0.25 and 0.50 mL of a plant extract, respectively. Complete volume of tube 6 to 0.5 mL with chloroform:methanol (2:1).

(iii) Add 5 mL of Lieberman-Buchard reagent to each tube.

(iv) Cap the test tubes, swirl and place in a water bath at 35Ā°C for 10 minutes.

(v) Measure the absorbance at 550 nm.

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