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Observe the diagram below.

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Which of the following does this diagram represent?

A

This is a steroid ligand since the molecule attaches to a receptor on the outside of the cell membrane.

B

This is a protein ligand since the molecule attaches to a receptor on the outside of the cell membrane.

C

This is a steroid since the shape is of a hydrocarbon ring, which is common in hydrophobic molecules.

D

This is a protein since the molecule is hydrophilic and can cross the phospholipid bilayer easily.

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