Chemical Storyline MD 2 summary

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  • Created on: 13-04-15 09:57

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Cholesterol

  • Lipid - found in cell membranes (all body tissues)
  • building blocks for cell membranes
  • Insulates nerve fibres (chem messages can travel)
  • used for synthesising hormones
  • White, waxy solid, insoluble in water, melting range 148 - 150 degrees celcius

HDL's

Collects cholesterol + transports to liver to be broken down

LDL

carries cholesterol around body in blood stream + deposits in arteries (narrowing and blocking)

Mevastatin +

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