Cholesterol

This is an initial list of references which I will continue to supplement. 

Cholesterol - Wikipedia 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholesterol  
   

Phylogenomics of Sterol Synthesis: Insights into the Origin, Evolution, and Diversity of a Key Eukaryotic Feature 
http://gbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/1/364       
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Note:  This reference is very long, so I'm only copying the parts I find most relevant. 
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We also inferred that the last eukaryotic common ancestor already harbored a large panel of enzymes for sterol synthesis and that subsequent evolution over the eukaryotic tree occurred by tinkering, mainly by gene losses."  
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