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Build a 3D molecule structure model of hormone precursor Cholesterol out of Authentic Molymod Atoms & Bonds by Indigo
Is Cholesterol a Steroid?
Cholesterol is a sterol, a steroid modified with an alcohol group and plays a vital role in metabolism. This includes maintaining cell membranes, aiding the absorption of dietary fats and is a precursor of vitamin D. It is an important building block of sex hormones such as testosterone, estradial and progresterone as well as cortisol which is produced in the adrenal gland..
Click on this link for an overview of why testing for cholesterol in your diet and its affect on health is not straightforward.
Read more about its relation to anabolicsteroids in our blog Cholesterol: Hormone & Steroid Precursor.
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Model Sets That Can Build This Molecule
|60150E||Atom, Molymod, white (hydrogen), hemisphere, 19mm||46|
|60200E||Atom, Molymod, red (oxygen), 2 hole, 105 degrees||1|
|60400E||Atom, Molymod, black (carbon), 4 hole, 109.5 degrees, 23mm||27|
|61012E||Bond, Molymod, grey (single), 20mm||30|
|61013E||Bond, Molymod, grey (double/triple), 35mm||2|
|61015E||Bond, Molymod, opaque, 2mm (for spacefilling models)||46|