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Unformatted text preview: are similar in structure to the estrogen hormones of animals. Steroids are used in organisms for a variety of purposes. • Vitamins A and D • Hormones (adrenal cortex & sex hormones) • Cholesterol • Precursor to most steroid hormones and vitamin D • Necessary for structure of nerve system cells • Component of animal cell membranes – not found in plants • Cholesterol is made in the liver from digested fatty acids...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Spring '10
- Fatty Acids