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transport of steroids !

Post by bio-student » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:06 am

Hi,
I'm wondering how can steroids, which are hydrophobics, reach their cell target ?
is it via the blood, composed mainly of water? :roll:
thanks for any help.

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Post by MrMistery » Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:57 pm

Yes, it is via the blood. Just because they are hidrophobic does not mean they will be transported along with the blood. If you put a drop of oil in a bottle of water, won't it drop when you spill the water?
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Post by iri_black » Fri Oct 21, 2005 5:49 am

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Post by victor » Fri Oct 21, 2005 11:20 am

Hydrophobic characteristic doens't mean that it cannot be transported via blood along with water...it just that hydrophobic materials aren't soluble in the water..the characteristic of hydrophobic materials is it's a nonpolar molecules. :D
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Post by bio-student » Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:56 pm

thnx very much for help

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