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Ergosterol: Quiz

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Question 1: B6 (Pyridoxine, Pyridoxal phosphate, ________)
PyridinePyridoxaminePimagedineCofactor (biochemistry)

Question 2: The presence of ergosterol in fungal cell membranes coupled with its absence in animal cell membranes makes it a useful target for ________.
Antifungal drugAntibioticAntiviral drugPharmaceutical drug

Question 3: It is turned into viosterol by ________ light, and is then converted into ergocalciferol, which is a form of vitamin D.
X-rayVisible spectrumUltravioletElectromagnetic spectrum

Question 4: Ergosterol is a component of fungal cell membranes, serving the same function that cholesterol serves in ________ cells.
CtenophoraBilateriaAnimalCnidaria

Question 5: Ergosterol is also present in the cell membranes of some protists, such as ________.
ExcavateTrypanosomeKinetoplastidTrypanosoma

Question 6: ________ is an antifungal drug that targets ergosterol.
MiconazoleAmphotericin BNatamycinNystatin

Question 7: This causes ions (predominantly ________ and protons) and other molecules to leak out, which will kill the cell.
SodiumAluminiumCalciumPotassium







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