Cholesterol, from the Ancient Greek chole- and stereos followed by the chemical suffix -ol for an alcohol, is an organic molecule.It is a sterol (or modified steroid), a lipid molecule and is biosynthesized by all animal cells because it is an essential structural component of all animal (not plant or bacterial) cell membranes that is required to maintain both membrane structural integrity and fluidity. Cholesterol enables animal cells to dispense with a cell wall (to protect membrane integrity and cell viability) thus allowing animal cells to change shape and animals to move (unlike bacteria and plant cells which are restricted by their cell walls).
Biochemicals & Diagnostics
Cosmetic Raw Materials
|Appearance||white crystalline powder|
|Storage Conditions||Room temperature|
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