Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 5 - 5.3 - Concept Check: 2


Human sex hormones are steroid lipids since they are hydrophobic biological molecules.

Work Step by Step

A look at the structure in Fig. 5.12 shows that the steroid is almost completely C's and H's which would make it hydrophibic and explain by steroids can cross membranes and reside there as well.
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