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  • For the Discovery Video Cells, go to Animation and Video Files.
  • Figure 6.1 How do cellular components cooperate to help the cell function?
  • Figure 6.2 The size range of cells
  • Figure 6.3a-d Light microscopy
  • Figure 6.3 Light microscopy
  • Figure 6.3 Light microscopy
  • Figure 6.3 Light microscopy
  • Figure 6.3 Light microscopy
  • Figure 6.4 Electron microscopy
  • Figure 6.5 Cell fractionation
  • Figure 6.5 Cell fractionation, part 1
  • Figure 6.5 Cell fractionation, part 2
  • Figure 6.6 A prokaryotic cell
  • Figure 6.7 The plasma membrane
  • Figure 6.8 Geometric relationships between surface area and volume
  • Figure 6.9 Animal and plant cells—animal cell
  • Figure 6.9 Animal and plant cells—plant cell
  • Figure 6.10 The nucleus and its envelope
  • For the Cell Biology Video Staining of Endoplasmic Reticulum, go to Animation and Video Files.
  • Figure 6.11 Ribosomes
  • For the Cell Biology Video ER and Mitochondria in Leaf Cells, go to Animation and Video Files.
  • Figure 6.12 Endoplasmic reticulum (ER)
  • For the Cell Biology Video ER to Golgi Traffic, go to Animation and Video Files. For the Cell Biology Video Golgi Complex in 3D, go to Animation and Video Files. For the Cell Biology Video Secretion From the Golgi, go to Animation and Video Files.
  • Figure 6.13 The Golgi apparatus
  • For the Cell Biology Video Phagocytosis in Action, go to Animation and Video Files.
  • Figure 6.14a Lysosomes
  • Figure 6.14a Lysosome—phagocytosis
  • Figure 6.14b Lysosomes—autophagy
  • Figure 6.15 The plant cell vacuole
  • Figure 6.16 Review: relationships among organelles of the endomembrane system
  • Figure 6.16 Review: relationships among organelles of the endomembrane system
  • Figure 6.16 Review: relationships among organelles of the endomembrane system
  • For the Cell Biology Video ER and Mitochondria in Leaf Cells, go to Animation and Video Files. For the Cell Biology Video Mitochondria in 3D, go to Animation and Video Files. For the Cell Biology Video Chloroplast Movement, go to Animation and Video Files.
  • Figure 6.17 The mitochondrion, site of cellular respiration
  • Figure 6.18 The chloroplast, site of photosynthesis
  • Figure 6.19 A peroxisome
  • For the Cell Biology Video The Cytoskeleton in a Neuron Growth Cone, go to Animation and Video Files For the Cell Biology Video Cytoskeletal Protein Dynamics, go to Animation and Video Files.
  • Figure 6.20 The cytoskeleton
  • Figure 6.21 Motor proteins and the cytoskeleton
  • For the Cell Biology Video Actin Network in Crawling Cells, go to Animation and Video Files. For the Cell Biology Video Actin Visualization in Dendrites, go to Animation and Video Files.
  • Table 6-1
  • Table 6-1a
  • Table 6-1b
  • Table 6-1c
  • For the Cell Biology Video Transport Along Microtubules, go to Animation and Video Files. For the Cell Biology Video Movement of Organelles in Vivo, go to Animation and Video Files. For the Cell Biology Video Movement of Organelles in Vitro, go to Animation and Video Files.
  • Figure 6.22 Centrosome containing a pair of centrioles
  • Figure 6.23a A comparison of the beating of flagella and cilia—motion of flagella
  • Figure 6.24 Ultrastructure of a eukaryotic flagellum or motile cilium
  • For the Cell Biology Video Motion of Isolated Flagellum, go to Animation and Video Files. For the Cell Biology Video Flagellum Movement in Swimming Sperm, go to Animation and Video Files.
  • Figure 6.25 How dynein “walking” moves flagella and cilia
  • Figure 6.25a How dynein “walking” moves flagella and cilia
  • Figure 6.25b, c How dynein “walking” moves flagella and cilia
  • Figure 6.26 A structural role of microfilaments
  • Figure 6.27 Microfilaments and motility
  • Figure 6.27a Microfilaments and motility
  • Figure 6.27b,c Microfilaments and motility
  • For the Cell Biology Video Interphase Microtubule Dynamics, go to Animation and Video Files. For the Cell Biology Video Microtubule Sliding in Flagellum Movement, go to Animation and Video Files. For the Cell Biology Video Microtubule Dynamics, go to Animation and Video Files.
  • For the Cell Biology Video Ciliary Motion, go to Animation and Video Files.
  • For the Cell Biology Video E-cadherin Expression, go to Animation and Video Files.
  • Figure 6.28 Plant cell walls
  • Figure 6.29 What role do microtubules play in orienting deposition of cellulose in cell walls?
  • For the Cell Biology Video Cartoon Model of a Collagen Triple Helix, go to Animation and Video Files. For the Cell Biology Video Staining of the Extracellular Matrix, go to Animation and Video Files. For the Cell Biology Video Fibronectin Fibrils, go to Animation and Video Files.
  • Figure 6.30 Extracellular matrix (ECM) of an animal cell, part 1
  • Figure 6.30 Extracellular matrix (ECM) of an animal cell, part 1
  • Figure 6.30 Extracellular matrix (ECM) of an animal cell, part 2
  • Figure 6.31 Plasmodesmata between plant cells
  • Figure 6.32 Intercellular junctions in animal tissues
  • Figure 6.32 Intercellular junctions in animal tissues—tight junctions
  • Figure 6.32 Intercellular junctions in animal tissues—tight junctions
  • Figure 6.32 Intercellular junctions in animal tissues—desmosomes junctions
  • Figure 6.32 Intercellular junctions in animal tissues—gap junctions
  • Figure 6.33 The emergence of cellular functions

Tour of the cell Tour of the cell Presentation Transcript

  • Chapter 6 A Tour of the Cell
  • Overview: The Fundamental Units of Life
    • All organisms are made of cells
    • The cell is the simplest collection of matter that can live
    • Cell structure is correlated to cellular function
    • All cells are related by their descent from earlier cells
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  • Fig. 6-1
  • Concept 6.1: To study cells, biologists use microscopes and the tools of biochemistry
    • Though usually too small to be seen by the unaided eye, cells can be complex
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  • Microscopy
    • Scientists use microscopes to visualize cells too small to see with the naked eye
    • In a light microscope (LM) , visible light passes through a specimen and then through glass lenses, which magnify the image
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    • The quality of an image depends on
      • Magnification , the ratio of an object’s image size to its real size
      • Resolution , the measure of the clarity of the image, or the minimum distance of two distinguishable points
      • Contrast , visible differences in parts of the sample
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  • Fig. 6-2 10 m 1 m 0.1 m 1 cm 1 mm 100 µm 10 µm 1 µm 100 nm 10 nm 1 nm 0.1 nm Atoms Small molecules Lipids Proteins Ribosomes Viruses Smallest bacteria Mitochondrion Nucleus Most bacteria Most plant and animal cells Frog egg Chicken egg Length of some nerve and muscle cells Human height Unaided eye Light microscope Electron microscope
    • LMs can magnify effectively to about 1,000 times the size of the actual specimen
    • Various techniques enhance contrast and enable cell components to be stained or labeled
    • Most subcellular structures, including organelles (membrane-enclosed compartments), are too small to be resolved by an LM
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  • Fig. 6-3 TECHNIQUE RESULTS (a) Brightfield (unstained specimen) (b) Brightfield (stained specimen) 50 µm (c) Phase-contrast (d) Differential-interference- contrast (Nomarski) (e) Fluorescence (f) Confocal 50 µm 50 µm
  • Fig. 6-3ab (a) Brightfield (unstained specimen) (b) Brightfield (stained specimen) TECHNIQUE RESULTS 50 µm
  • Fig. 6-3cd (c) Phase-contrast (d) Differential-interference- contrast (Nomarski) TECHNIQUE RESULTS
  • Fig. 6-3e (e) Fluorescence TECHNIQUE RESULTS 50 µm
  • Fig. 6-3f (f) Confocal TECHNIQUE RESULTS 50 µm
    • Two basic types of electron microscopes (EMs) are used to study subcellular structures
    • Scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) focus a beam of electrons onto the surface of a specimen, providing images that look 3-D
    • Transmission electron microscopes (TEMs) focus a beam of electrons through a specimen
    • TEMs are used mainly to study the internal structure of cells
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  • Fig. 6-4 (a) Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) TECHNIQUE RESULTS (b) Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) Cilia Longitudinal section of cilium Cross section of cilium 1 µm 1 µm
  • Cell Fractionation
    • Cell fractionation takes cells apart and separates the major organelles from one another
    • Ultracentrifuges fractionate cells into their component parts
    • Cell fractionation enables scientists to determine the functions of organelles
    • Biochemistry and cytology help correlate cell function with structure
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  • Fig. 6-5 Homogenization TECHNIQUE Homogenate Tissue cells 1,000 g (1,000 times the force of gravity) 10 min Differential centrifugation Supernatant poured into next tube 20,000 g 20 min 80,000 g 60 min Pellet rich in nuclei and cellular debris Pellet rich in mitochondria (and chloro- plasts if cells are from a plant) Pellet rich in “ microsomes” (pieces of plasma membranes and cells’ internal membranes) 150,000 g 3 hr Pellet rich in ribosomes
  • Fig. 6-5a Homogenization Homogenate Differential centrifugation Tissue cells TECHNIQUE
  • Fig. 6-5b 1,000 g (1,000 times the force of gravity) 10 min Supernatant poured into next tube 20,000 g 20 min 80,000 g 60 min 150,000 g 3 hr Pellet rich in nuclei and cellular debris Pellet rich in mitochondria (and chloro-plasts if cells are from a plant) Pellet rich in “microsomes” (pieces of plasma membranes and cells’ internal membranes) Pellet rich in ribosomes TECHNIQUE (cont.)
  • Concept 6.2: Eukaryotic cells have internal membranes that compartmentalize their functions
    • The basic structural and functional unit of every organism is one of two types of cells: prokaryotic or eukaryotic
    • Only organisms of the domains Bacteria and Archaea consist of prokaryotic cells
    • Protists, fungi, animals, and plants all consist of eukaryotic cells
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  • Comparing Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
    • Basic features of all cells:
      • Plasma membrane
      • Semifluid substance called cytosol
      • Chromosomes (carry genes)
      • Ribosomes (make proteins)
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    • Prokaryotic cells are characterized by having
      • No nucleus
      • DNA in an unbound region called the nucleoid
      • No membrane-bound organelles
      • Cytoplasm bound by the plasma membrane
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  • Fig. 6-6 Fimbriae Nucleoid Ribosomes Plasma membrane Cell wall Capsule Flagella Bacterial chromosome (a) A typical rod-shaped bacterium (b) A thin section through the bacterium Bacillus coagulans (TEM) 0.5 µm
    • Eukaryotic cells are characterized by having
      • DNA in a nucleus that is bounded by a membranous nuclear envelope
      • Membrane-bound organelles
      • Cytoplasm in the region between the plasma membrane and nucleus
    • Eukaryotic cells are generally much larger than prokaryotic cells
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    • The plasma membrane is a selective barrier that allows sufficient passage of oxygen, nutrients, and waste to service the volume of every cell
    • The general structure of a biological membrane is a double layer of phospholipids
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  • Fig. 6-7 TEM of a plasma membrane (a) (b) Structure of the plasma membrane Outside of cell Inside of cell 0.1 µm Hydrophilic region Hydrophobic region Hydrophilic region Phospholipid Proteins Carbohydrate side chain
    • The logistics of carrying out cellular metabolism sets limits on the size of cells
    • The surface area to volume ratio of a cell is critical
    • As the surface area increases by a factor of n 2, the volume increases by a factor of n 3
    • Small cells have a greater surface area relative to volume
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  • Fig. 6-8 Surface area increases while total volume remains constant 5 1 1 6 150 750 125 125 1 6 6 1.2 Total surface area [Sum of the surface areas (height  width) of all boxes sides  number of boxes] Total volume [height  width  length  number of boxes] Surface-to-volume (S-to-V) ratio [surface area ÷ volume]
  • A Panoramic View of the Eukaryotic Cell
    • A eukaryotic cell has internal membranes that partition the cell into organelles
    • Plant and animal cells have most of the same organelles
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  • Fig. 6-9a ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM (ER) Smooth ER Rough ER Flagellum Centrosome CYTOSKELETON: Microfilaments Intermediate filaments Microtubules Microvilli Peroxisome Mitochondrion Lysosome Golgi apparatus Ribosomes Plasma membrane Nuclear envelope Nucleolus Chromatin NUCLEUS
  • Fig. 6-9b NUCLEUS Nuclear envelope Nucleolus Chromatin Rough endoplasmic reticulum Smooth endoplasmic reticulum Ribosomes Central vacuole Microfilaments Intermediate filaments Microtubules CYTO- SKELETON Chloroplast Plasmodesmata Wall of adjacent cell Cell wall Plasma membrane Peroxisome Mitochondrion Golgi apparatus
  • Concept 6.3: The eukaryotic cell’s genetic instructions are housed in the nucleus and carried out by the ribosomes
    • The nucleus contains most of the DNA in a eukaryotic cell
    • Ribosomes use the information from the DNA to make proteins
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  • The Nucleus: Information Central
    • The nucleus contains most of the cell’s genes and is usually the most conspicuous organelle
    • The nuclear envelope encloses the nucleus, separating it from the cytoplasm
    • The nuclear membrane is a double membrane; each membrane consists of a lipid bilayer
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  • Fig. 6-10 Nucleolus Nucleus Rough ER Nuclear lamina (TEM) Close-up of nuclear envelope 1 µm 1 µm 0.25 µm Ribosome Pore complex Nuclear pore Outer membrane Inner membrane Nuclear envelope: Chromatin Surface of nuclear envelope Pore complexes (TEM)
    • Pores regulate the entry and exit of molecules from the nucleus
    • The shape of the nucleus is maintained by the nuclear lamina , which is composed of protein
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    • In the nucleus, DNA and proteins form genetic material called chromatin
    • Chromatin condenses to form discrete chromosomes
    • The nucleolus is located within the nucleus and is the site of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) synthesis
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  • Ribosomes: Protein Factories
    • Ribosomes are particles made of ribosomal RNA and protein
    • Ribosomes carry out protein synthesis in two locations:
      • In the cytosol (free ribosomes)
      • On the outside of the endoplasmic reticulum or the nuclear envelope (bound ribosomes)
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  • Fig. 6-11 Cytosol Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) Free ribosomes Bound ribosomes Large subunit Small subunit Diagram of a ribosome TEM showing ER and ribosomes 0.5 µm
  • Concept 6.4: The endomembrane system regulates protein traffic and performs metabolic functions in the cell
    • Components of the endomembrane system :
      • Nuclear envelope
      • Endoplasmic reticulum
      • Golgi apparatus
      • Lysosomes
      • Vacuoles
      • Plasma membrane
    • These components are either continuous or connected via transfer by vesicles
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  • The Endoplasmic Reticulum: Biosynthetic Factory
    • The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) accounts for more than half of the total membrane in many eukaryotic cells
    • The ER membrane is continuous with the nuclear envelope
    • There are two distinct regions of ER:
      • Smooth ER , which lacks ribosomes
      • Rough ER , with ribosomes studding its surface
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  • Fig. 6-12 Smooth ER Rough ER Nuclear envelope Transitional ER Rough ER Smooth ER Transport vesicle Ribosomes Cisternae ER lumen 200 nm
  • Functions of Smooth ER
    • The smooth ER
      • Synthesizes lipids
      • Metabolizes carbohydrates
      • Detoxifies poison
      • Stores calcium
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  • Functions of Rough ER
    • The rough ER
      • Has bound ribosomes, which secrete glycoproteins (proteins covalently bonded to carbohydrates)
      • Distributes transport vesicles, proteins surrounded by membranes
      • Is a membrane factory for the cell
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    • The Golgi apparatus consists of flattened membranous sacs called cisternae Functions of the Golgi apparatus: Modifies products of the ER Manufactures certain macromolecules Sorts and packages materials into transport vesicles
    • The Golgi apparatus consists of flattened membranous sacs called cisternae
    • Functions of the Golgi apparatus:
      • Modifies products of the ER
      • Manufactures certain macromolecules
      • Sorts and packages materials into transport vesicles
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  • Fig. 6-13 cis face (“receiving” side of Golgi apparatus) Cisternae trans face (“shipping” side of Golgi apparatus) TEM of Golgi apparatus 0.1 µm
  • Lysosomes: Digestive Compartments
    • A lysosome is a membranous sac of hydrolytic enzymes that can digest macromolecules
    • Lysosomal enzymes can hydrolyze proteins, fats, polysaccharides, and nucleic acids
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    • Some types of cell can engulf another cell by phagocytosis ; this forms a food vacuole
    • A lysosome fuses with the food vacuole and digests the molecules
    • Lysosomes also use enzymes to recycle the cell’s own organelles and macromolecules, a process called autophagy
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  • Fig. 6-14 Nucleus 1 µm Lysosome Digestive enzymes Lysosome Plasma membrane Food vacuole (a) Phagocytosis Digestion (b) Autophagy Peroxisome Vesicle Lysosome Mitochondrion Peroxisome fragment Mitochondrion fragment Vesicle containing two damaged organelles 1 µm Digestion
  • Fig. 6-14a Nucleus 1 µm Lysosome Lysosome Digestive enzymes Plasma membrane Food vacuole Digestion (a) Phagocytosis
  • Fig. 6-14b Vesicle containing two damaged organelles Mitochondrion fragment Peroxisome fragment Peroxisome Lysosome Digestion Mitochondrion Vesicle (b) Autophagy 1 µm
  • Vacuoles: Diverse Maintenance Compartments
    • A plant cell or fungal cell may have one or several vacuoles
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    • Food vacuoles are formed by phagocytosis
    • Contractile vacuoles , found in many freshwater protists, pump excess water out of cells
    • Central vacuoles , found in many mature plant cells, hold organic compounds and water
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  • Fig. 6-15 Central vacuole Cytosol Central vacuole Nucleus Cell wall Chloroplast 5 µm
  • The Endomembrane System: A Review
    • The endomembrane system is a complex and dynamic player in the cell’s compartmental organization
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  • Fig. 6-16-1 Smooth ER Nucleus Rough ER Plasma membrane
  • Fig. 6-16-2 Smooth ER Nucleus Rough ER Plasma membrane cis Golgi trans Golgi
  • Fig. 6-16-3 Smooth ER Nucleus Rough ER Plasma membrane cis Golgi trans Golgi
  • Concept 6.5: Mitochondria and chloroplasts change energy from one form to another
    • Mitochondria are the sites of cellular respiration, a metabolic process that generates ATP
    • Chloroplasts , found in plants and algae, are the sites of photosynthesis
    • Peroxisomes are oxidative organelles
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    • Mitochondria and chloroplasts
      • Are not part of the endomembrane system
      • Have a double membrane
      • Have proteins made by free ribosomes
      • Contain their own DNA
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  • Mitochondria: Chemical Energy Conversion
    • Mitochondria are in nearly all eukaryotic cells
    • They have a smooth outer membrane and an inner membrane folded into cristae
    • The inner membrane creates two compartments: intermembrane space and mitochondrial matrix
    • Some metabolic steps of cellular respiration are catalyzed in the mitochondrial matrix
    • Cristae present a large surface area for enzymes that synthesize ATP
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  • Fig. 6-17 Free ribosomes in the mitochondrial matrix Intermembrane space Outer membrane Inner membrane Cristae Matrix 0.1 µm
  • Chloroplasts: Capture of Light Energy
    • The chloroplast is a member of a family of organelles called plastids
    • Chloroplasts contain the green pigment chlorophyll, as well as enzymes and other molecules that function in photosynthesis
    • Chloroplasts are found in leaves and other green organs of plants and in algae
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    • Chloroplast structure includes:
      • Thylakoids , membranous sacs, stacked to form a granum
      • Stroma , the internal fluid
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  • Fig. 6-18 Ribosomes Thylakoid Stroma Granum Inner and outer membranes 1 µm
  • Peroxisomes: Oxidation
    • Peroxisomes are specialized metabolic compartments bounded by a single membrane
    • Peroxisomes produce hydrogen peroxide and convert it to water
    • Oxygen is used to break down different types of molecules
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  • Fig. 6-19 1 µm Chloroplast Peroxisome Mitochondrion
  • Concept 6.6: The cytoskeleton is a network of fibers that organizes structures and activities in the cell
    • The cytoskeleton is a network of fibers extending throughout the cytoplasm
    • It organizes the cell’s structures and activities, anchoring many organelles
    • It is composed of three types of molecular structures:
      • Microtubules
      • Microfilaments
      • Intermediate filaments
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  • Fig. 6-20 Microtubule Microfilaments 0.25 µm
  • Roles of the Cytoskeleton: Support, Motility, and Regulation
    • The cytoskeleton helps to support the cell and maintain its shape
    • It interacts with motor proteins to produce motility
    • Inside the cell, vesicles can travel along “monorails” provided by the cytoskeleton
    • Recent evidence suggests that the cytoskeleton may help regulate biochemical activities
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  • Fig. 6-21 Vesicle ATP Receptor for motor protein Microtubule of cytoskeleton Motor protein (ATP powered) (a) Microtubule Vesicles (b) 0.25 µm
  • Components of the Cytoskeleton
    • Three main types of fibers make up the cytoskeleton:
      • Microtubules are the thickest of the three components of the cytoskeleton
      • Microfilaments , also called actin filaments, are the thinnest components
      • Intermediate filaments are fibers with diameters in a middle range
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  • Table 6-1 10 µm 10 µm 10 µm Column of tubulin dimers Tubulin dimer Actin subunit   25 nm 7 nm Keratin proteins Fibrous subunit (keratins coiled together) 8–12 nm
  • Table 6-1a 10 µm Column of tubulin dimers Tubulin dimer   25 nm
  • Table 6-1b Actin subunit 10 µm 7 nm
  • Table 6-1c 5 µm Keratin proteins Fibrous subunit (keratins coiled together) 8–12 nm
  • Microtubules
    • Microtubules are hollow rods about 25 nm in diameter and about 200 nm to 25 microns long
    • Functions of microtubules:
      • Shaping the cell
      • Guiding movement of organelles
      • Separating chromosomes during cell division
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    • Centrosomes and Centrioles
    • In many cells, microtubules grow out from a centrosome near the nucleus
    • The centrosome is a “microtubule-organizing center”
    • In animal cells, the centrosome has a pair of centrioles , each with nine triplets of microtubules arranged in a ring
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  • Fig. 6-22 Centrosome Microtubule Centrioles 0.25 µm Longitudinal section of one centriole Microtubules Cross section of the other centriole
    • Cilia and Flagella
    • Microtubules control the beating of cilia and flagella , locomotor appendages of some cells
    • Cilia and flagella differ in their beating patterns
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  • Fig. 6-23 5 µm Direction of swimming (a) Motion of flagella Direction of organism’s movement Power stroke Recovery stroke (b) Motion of cilia 15 µm
    • Cilia and flagella share a common ultrastructure:
      • A core of microtubules sheathed by the plasma membrane
      • A basal body that anchors the cilium or flagellum
      • A motor protein called dynein , which drives the bending movements of a cilium or flagellum
    Animation: Cilia and Flagella Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Benjamin Cummings
  • Fig. 6-24 0.1 µm Triplet (c) Cross section of basal body (a) Longitudinal section of cilium 0.5 µm Plasma membrane Basal body Microtubules (b) Cross section of cilium Plasma membrane Outer microtubule doublet Dynein proteins Central microtubule Radial spoke Protein cross-linking outer doublets 0.1 µm
    • How dynein “walking” moves flagella and cilia:
      • Dynein arms alternately grab, move, and release the outer microtubules
      • Protein cross-links limit sliding
      • Forces exerted by dynein arms cause doublets to curve, bending the cilium or flagellum
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  • Fig. 6-25 Microtubule doublets Dynein protein ATP ATP (a) Effect of unrestrained dynein movement Cross-linking proteins inside outer doublets Anchorage in cell (b) Effect of cross-linking proteins 1 3 2 (c) Wavelike motion
  • Fig. 6-25a Microtubule doublets Dynein protein (a) Effect of unrestrained dynein movement ATP
  • Fig. 6-25b Cross-linking proteins inside outer doublets Anchorage in cell ATP (b) Effect of cross-linking proteins (c) Wavelike motion 1 3 2
  • Microfilaments (Actin Filaments)
    • Microfilaments are solid rods about 7 nm in diameter, built as a twisted double chain of actin subunits
    • The structural role of microfilaments is to bear tension, resisting pulling forces within the cell
    • They form a 3-D network called the cortex just inside the plasma membrane to help support the cell’s shape
    • Bundles of microfilaments make up the core of microvilli of intestinal cells
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  • Fig. 6-26 Microvillus Plasma membrane Microfilaments (actin filaments) Intermediate filaments 0.25 µm
    • Microfilaments that function in cellular motility contain the protein myosin in addition to actin
    • In muscle cells, thousands of actin filaments are arranged parallel to one another
    • Thicker filaments composed of myosin interdigitate with the thinner actin fibers
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  • Fig. 6-27 Muscle cell Actin filament Myosin filament Myosin arm (a) Myosin motors in muscle cell contraction Cortex (outer cytoplasm): gel with actin network Inner cytoplasm: sol with actin subunits Extending pseudopodium (b) Amoeboid movement Nonmoving cortical cytoplasm (gel) Chloroplast Streaming cytoplasm (sol) Vacuole Cell wall Parallel actin filaments (c) Cytoplasmic streaming in plant cells
  • Fig, 6-27a Muscle cell Actin filament Myosin filament Myosin arm (a) Myosin motors in muscle cell contraction
  • Fig. 6-27bc Cortex (outer cytoplasm): gel with actin network Inner cytoplasm: sol with actin subunits Extending pseudopodium (b) Amoeboid movement Nonmoving cortical cytoplasm (gel) Chloroplast Cell wall Streaming cytoplasm (sol) Parallel actin filaments (c) Cytoplasmic streaming in plant cells Vacuole
    • Localized contraction brought about by actin and myosin also drives amoeboid movement
    • Pseudopodia (cellular extensions) extend and contract through the reversible assembly and contraction of actin subunits into microfilaments
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    • Cytoplasmic streaming is a circular flow of cytoplasm within cells
    • This streaming speeds distribution of materials within the cell
    • In plant cells, actin-myosin interactions and sol-gel transformations drive cytoplasmic streaming
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  • Intermediate Filaments
    • Intermediate filaments range in diameter from 8–12 nanometers, larger than microfilaments but smaller than microtubules
    • They support cell shape and fix organelles in place
    • Intermediate filaments are more permanent cytoskeleton fixtures than the other two classes
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  • Concept 6.7: Extracellular components and connections between cells help coordinate cellular activities
    • Most cells synthesize and secrete materials that are external to the plasma membrane
    • These extracellular structures include:
      • Cell walls of plants
      • The extracellular matrix (ECM) of animal cells
      • Intercellular junctions
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  • Cell Walls of Plants
    • The cell wall is an extracellular structure that distinguishes plant cells from animal cells
    • Prokaryotes, fungi, and some protists also have cell walls
    • The cell wall protects the plant cell, maintains its shape, and prevents excessive uptake of water
    • Plant cell walls are made of cellulose fibers embedded in other polysaccharides and protein
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    • Plant cell walls may have multiple layers:
      • Primary cell wall : relatively thin and flexible
      • Middle lamella : thin layer between primary walls of adjacent cells
      • Secondary cell wall (in some cells): added between the plasma membrane and the primary cell wall
    • Plasmodesmata are channels between adjacent plant cells
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  • Fig. 6-28 Secondary cell wall Primary cell wall Middle lamella Central vacuole Cytosol Plasma membrane Plant cell walls Plasmodesmata 1 µm
  • Fig. 6-29 10 µm Distribution of cellulose synthase over time Distribution of microtubules over time RESULTS
  • The Extracellular Matrix (ECM) of Animal Cells
    • Animal cells lack cell walls but are covered by an elaborate extracellular matrix (ECM)
    • The ECM is made up of glycoproteins such as collagen , proteoglycans , and fibronectin
    • ECM proteins bind to receptor proteins in the plasma membrane called integrins
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  • Fig. 6-30 EXTRACELLULAR FLUID Collagen Fibronectin Plasma membrane Micro- filaments CYTOPLASM Integrins Proteoglycan complex Polysaccharide molecule Carbo- hydrates Core protein Proteoglycan molecule Proteoglycan complex
  • Fig. 6-30a Collagen Fibronectin Plasma membrane Proteoglycan complex Integrins CYTOPLASM Micro-filaments EXTRACELLULAR FLUID
  • Fig. 6-30b Polysaccharide molecule Carbo-hydrates Core protein Proteoglycan molecule Proteoglycan complex
    • Functions of the ECM:
      • Support
      • Adhesion
      • Movement
      • Regulation
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  • Intercellular Junctions
    • Neighboring cells in tissues, organs, or organ systems often adhere, interact, and communicate through direct physical contact
    • Intercellular junctions facilitate this contact
    • There are several types of intercellular junctions
      • Plasmodesmata
      • Tight junctions
      • Desmosomes
      • Gap junctions
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  • Plasmodesmata in Plant Cells
    • Plasmodesmata are channels that perforate plant cell walls
    • Through plasmodesmata, water and small solutes (and sometimes proteins and RNA) can pass from cell to cell
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  • Fig. 6-31 Interior of cell Interior of cell 0.5 µm Plasmodesmata Plasma membranes Cell walls
  • Tight Junctions, Desmosomes, and Gap Junctions in Animal Cells
    • At tight junctions , membranes of neighboring cells are pressed together, preventing leakage of extracellular fluid
    • Desmosomes (anchoring junctions) fasten cells together into strong sheets
    • Gap junctions (communicating junctions) provide cytoplasmic channels between adjacent cells
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  • Fig. 6-32 Tight junction 0.5 µm 1 µm Desmosome Gap junction Extracellular matrix 0.1 µm Plasma membranes of adjacent cells Space between cells Gap junctions Desmosome Intermediate filaments Tight junction Tight junctions prevent fluid from moving across a layer of cells
  • Fig. 6-32a Tight junctions prevent fluid from moving across a layer of cells Tight junction Intermediate filaments Desmosome Gap junctions Extracellular matrix Space between cells Plasma membranes of adjacent cells
  • Fig. 6-32b Tight junction 0.5 µm
  • Fig. 6-32c Desmosome 1 µm
  • Fig. 6-32d Gap junction 0.1 µm
  • The Cell: A Living Unit Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
    • Cells rely on the integration of structures and organelles in order to function
    • For example, a macrophage’s ability to destroy bacteria involves the whole cell, coordinating components such as the cytoskeleton, lysosomes, and plasma membrane
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  • Fig. 6-33 5 µm
  • Fig. 6-UN1 Cell Component Structure Function Houses chromosomes, made of chromatin (DNA, the genetic material, and proteins); contains nucleoli, where ribosomal subunits are made. Pores regulate entry and exit of materials. Nucleus (ER) Concept 6.3 The eukaryotic cell’s genetic instructions are housed in the nucleus and carried out by the ribosomes Ribosome Concept 6.4 Endoplasmic reticulum The endomembrane system regulates protein traffic and performs metabolic functions in the cell (Nuclear envelope) Concept 6.5 Mitochondria and chloro- plasts change energy from one form to another Golgi apparatus Lysosome Vacuole Mitochondrion Chloroplast Peroxisome Two subunits made of ribo- somal RNA and proteins; can be free in cytosol or bound to ER Extensive network of membrane-bound tubules and sacs; membrane separates lumen from cytosol; continuous with the nuclear envelope. Membranous sac of hydrolytic enzymes (in animal cells) Large membrane-bounded vesicle in plants Bounded by double membrane; inner membrane has infoldings (cristae) Typically two membranes around fluid stroma, which contains membranous thylakoids stacked into grana (in plants) Specialized metabolic compartment bounded by a single membrane Protein synthesis Smooth ER: synthesis of lipids, metabolism of carbohy- drates, Ca2+ storage, detoxifica-tion of drugs and poisons Rough ER: Aids in synthesis of secretory and other proteins from bound ribosomes; adds carbohydrates to glycoproteins; produces new membrane Modification of proteins, carbo- hydrates on proteins, and phos- pholipids; synthesis of many polysaccharides; sorting of Golgi products, which are then released in vesicles. Breakdown of ingested substances, cell macromolecules, and damaged organelles for recycling Digestion, storage, waste disposal, water balance, cell growth, and protection Cellular respiration Photosynthesis Contains enzymes that transfer hydrogen to water, producing hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as a by-product, which is converted to water by other enzymes in the peroxisome Stacks of flattened membranous sacs; has polarity ( cis and trans faces) Surrounded by nuclear envelope (double membrane) perforated by nuclear pores. The nuclear envelope is continuous with the endoplasmic reticulum (ER).
  • Fig. 6-UN1a Cell Component Structure Function Concept 6.3 The eukaryotic cell’s genetic instructions are housed in the nucleus and carried out by the ribosomes Nucleus Surrounded by nuclear envelope (double membrane) perforated by nuclear pores. The nuclear envelope is continuous with the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). (ER) Houses chromosomes, made of chromatin (DNA, the genetic material, and proteins); contains nucleoli, where ribosomal subunits are made. Pores regulate entry and exit os materials. Ribosome Two subunits made of ribo- somal RNA and proteins; can be free in cytosol or bound to ER Protein synthesis
  • Fig. 6-UN1b Cell Component Structure Function Concept 6.4 The endomembrane system regulates protein traffic and performs metabolic functions in the cell Endoplasmic reticulum (Nuclear envelope) Golgi apparatus Lysosome Vacuole Large membrane-bounded vesicle in plants Membranous sac of hydrolytic enzymes (in animal cells) Stacks of flattened membranous sacs; has polarity ( cis and trans faces) Extensive network of membrane-bound tubules and sacs; membrane separates lumen from cytosol; continuous with the nuclear envelope. Smooth ER: synthesis of lipids, metabolism of carbohy- drates, Ca2+ storage, detoxifica- tion of drugs and poisons Rough ER: Aids in sythesis of secretory and other proteins from bound ribosomes; adds carbohydrates to glycoproteins; produces new membrane Modification of proteins, carbo- hydrates on proteins, and phos- pholipids; synthesis of many polysaccharides; sorting of Golgi products, which are then released in vesicles. Breakdown of ingested sub- stances cell macromolecules, and damaged organelles for recycling Digestion, storage, waste disposal, water balance, cell growth, and protection
  • Fig. 6-UN1c Cell Component Concept 6.5 Mitochondria and chloro- plasts change energy from one form to another Mitochondrion Chloroplast Peroxisome Structure Function Bounded by double membrane; inner membrane has infoldings (cristae) Typically two membranes around fluid stroma, which contains membranous thylakoids stacked into grana (in plants ) Specialized metabolic compartment bounded by a single membrane Cellular respiration Photosynthesis Contains enzymes that transfer hydrogen to water, producing hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as a by-product, which is converted to water by other enzymes in the peroxisome
  • Fig. 6-UN2
  • Fig. 6-UN3
  • You should now be able to:
    • Distinguish between the following pairs of terms: magnification and resolution; prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell; free and bound ribosomes; smooth and rough ER
    • Describe the structure and function of the components of the endomembrane system
    • Briefly explain the role of mitochondria, chloroplasts, and peroxisomes
    • Describe the functions of the cytoskeleton
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    • Compare the structure and functions of microtubules, microfilaments, and intermediate filaments
    • Explain how the ultrastructure of cilia and flagella relate to their functions
    • Describe the structure of a plant cell wall
    • Describe the structure and roles of the extracellular matrix in animal cells
    • Describe four different intercellular junctions
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