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

1 Answer
Nov 19, 2015

Cholesterol acts as membrane stabilizer.


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.