What is the function of cholesterol molecules in the cell membrane?

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Nov 19, 2015

Answer:

Cholesterol acts as membrane stabilizer.

Explanation:

Cholesterol molecules regulate the fluidity of the cell membrane which is necessary for the cell to retain it's shape.

If cholesterol is absent in the cell membrane , then because of excess fluidity there may be chances of cell lysis #-# breaking down of the cell.

So cholesterol is essential for the stability of the cell membrane.

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