Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 5 - 5.3 - Concept Check - Page 75: 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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