Biochemistry - Membrane Structure and Functions - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Membrane Structure and Functions - Section 1 (Q.No. 1)
Cholesterol is somewhat amphipathic due to
the single hydroxyl along with the hydrocarbon nature of the remainder of the molecule
the long branched hydrocarbon along with the four hydrocarbon rings
the five-methyl groups along with the hydrocarbon chain
the three six-membered rings along with the single five-membered ring
Answer: Option
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K.Priyadharshini said:   4 years ago
Cholesterol is an cyclopentanoperhydro phrenthrene nucleus ring. It has single hydroxyl group at C-3 which is partially polar and fused rings are non-polar at the terminal side chain.

Melvyn Amoako said:   9 years ago
Amphiphatic takes about anything structure both polar and non polar. Cholesterol would have been just non polar except for the hydroxyl polar group.

Helena said:   10 years ago
Is the compound that contain hydrogen and carbon elements in it.

Ugochukwu said:   1 decade ago
What is hydrocarbon?

Purusottam banerjee said:   1 decade ago
Cholesterol has a characteristic fused ring structure with oh at 3rd position the presence of hydroxyl group makes imparts slight polarity and the fused ring and alliphatic hydrocarbon chain imparts apolar nature. Thus, amphiphatic.

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