Biochemistry - Membrane Structure and Functions - Discussion

Discussion :: Membrane Structure and Functions - Section 1 (Q.No.1)


Cholesterol is somewhat amphipathic due to

[A]. the single hydroxyl along with the hydrocarbon nature of the remainder of the molecule
[B]. the long branched hydrocarbon along with the four hydrocarbon rings
[C]. the five-methyl groups along with the hydrocarbon chain
[D]. the three six-membered rings along with the single five-membered ring

Answer: Option A


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Purusottam Banerjee said: (May 5, 2012)  
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.

Ugochukwu said: (May 31, 2014)  
What is hydrocarbon?

Helena said: (Aug 23, 2014)  
Is the compound that contain hydrogen and carbon elements in it.

Melvyn Amoako said: (Mar 24, 2015)  
Amphiphatic takes about anything structure both polar and non polar. Cholesterol would have been just non polar except for the hydroxyl polar group.

K.Priyadharshini said: (Dec 26, 2019)  
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.

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