Biochemistry - Membrane Structure and Functions - Discussion
Discussion Forum : Membrane Structure and Functions - Section 1 (Q.No. 1)
Cholesterol is somewhat amphipathic due to
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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.
Ugochukwu said: 9 years ago
What is hydrocarbon?
Helena said: 9 years ago
Is the compound that contain hydrogen and carbon elements in it.
Melvyn Amoako said: 8 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.
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.
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