What Is the Function of Cholesterol in the Cell Membrane? Video


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Which is NOT one of cholesterol's roles in the cell membrane?

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1. Cholesterol is an amphiphile. What does that mean?

2. Which molecule composes most of the cell membrane?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cholesterol plays an important role in the cell membrane, and you can use the quiz and worksheet to test your knowledge of its role quickly. Terms like molecule and amphiphile are on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll get to assess your understanding of:

  • A molecule that composes most of the cell membrane
  • What cholesterol does to the tails of the phospholipids when the cell is at 37C
  • An example of cholesterol's role in the cell membrane
  • The meaning of amphiphile
  • Property of a cell that has a lot of cholesterol in its membrane

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on cholesterol in the cell membrane
  • Information recall - remember what you learned about an example of cholesterol's role in the cell membrane
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about molecules

Additional Learning

If you want to keep learning, go through the lesson called What Is the Function of Cholesterol in the Cell Membrane? Thanks to this lesson, you can:

  • Determine the other name for cell membrane
  • Review properties of the cell membrane
  • See why cholesterol is important for the cell membrane