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Are cholesterol molecules located in the plasma membrane of human red blood cells?

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Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology
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In brief: Yes

There is a mixture of proteins, phospholipids, and cholesterol in the cellular membrane of red blood cells.
This allows the red cells to maintain their flexibility so they can squeeze through small blood vessels.

In brief: Yes

There is a mixture of proteins, phospholipids, and cholesterol in the cellular membrane of red blood cells.
This allows the red cells to maintain their flexibility so they can squeeze through small blood vessels.
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