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Sterol Properties

BIOCHM-09SGKN

Which of the following statements about sterols is CORRECT?

A

All sterols share a fused-ring structure with four rings.

B

Sterols are found in the membranes of all living cells.

C

Sterols are soluble in water, but less so in organic solvents such as chloroform.

D

Stigmasterol is the principal sterol in fungi.

E

The principal sterol of animal cells is ergosterol.