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Molecular Weight Formula
386.6598 C27H46O

Cholesterol

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.

To buy a model of this molecule or others, click here: Cholesterol

Model Sets That Can Build This Molecule

Hybrid Dome Open Sphere Closed Dome Closed Sphere
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62053SP
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62009EX
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62053SP
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P/NDescriptionQTY
60150EAtom, Molymod, white (hydrogen), hemisphere, 19mm46
60200EAtom, Molymod, red (oxygen), 2 hole, 105 degrees1
60400EAtom, Molymod, black (carbon), 4 hole, 109.5 degrees, 23mm27
61012EBond, Molymod, grey (single), 20mm30
61013EBond, Molymod, grey (double/triple), 35mm2
61015EBond, Molymod, opaque, 2mm (for spacefilling models)46

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