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5 Cholesterol and related sterols. Cholesterol; b-sitosterol replaces cholesterol in plants; ergosterol is present in the membranes of fungi; testosterone; b-estradiol; cortisol; aldosterone; active vitamin D. sphingolipids with an especially complex structure. They contain oligosaccharides and at least one sialic acid unit (Fig. 4). In the brain, 6% of lipids are present in the form of gangliosides. , TaySachs disease), which result in early neurological deterioration, are of great medical importance.

Glycolysis) occur in the cytoplasm Lysosome A Vacuole Mitochondrium P A Chloroplast Peroxisome Cytoplasm P P A A P P A, animal; P, plant. 1. As viruses and bacteriophages (Fig. 3) do not have their own metabolism they therefore do not count as organisms in the true sense of the word. They share several macromolecules and structures with cells. Viruses and bacteriophages are dependent on the host cells for reproduction, and therefore their physiology and structure are closely linked to that of the host cell.

6 General structure of amino acids and peptides. 2). They catalyze chemical reactions, transport metabolites through membranes, recognize other molecules, and can regulate gene activity. , as the executing organs). Proteins are built according to the same principles in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Twenty amino acids serve as building blocks for peptides and proteins, linked to one another by peptide bonds (Fig. 6). Polypeptides, therefore, are polymers made from amino acids. Polypeptides are polar molecules, possessing a NH2 group (amino- or N-terminal) on one end and a COOH group (carboxyl- or Cterminal) on the other.

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