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Lect 3 cell level

  1. 1. <ul><li>The Cellular Level of </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture Outline </li></ul><ul><li>Plasma (cell) </li></ul><ul><li>membrane </li></ul><ul><li>Cytoplasm </li></ul><ul><li>Nucleus </li></ul><ul><li>Cell and Aging </li></ul>
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>A cell is the basic, living, structural, and functional unit of the body. </li></ul><ul><li>Cytology is the study of cell structure, and cell physiology is the study of cell function. </li></ul><ul><li>The cell can be divided into three principal parts for ease of study. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plasma (cell) membrane </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cytoplasm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cytosol </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organelles (except for the nucleus) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nucleus </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. THE PLASMA MEMBRANE <ul><li>The plasma membrane is a flexible, sturdy barrier that surrounds and contains the cytoplasm of the cell. </li></ul><ul><li>The fluid mosaic model describes its structure (Figure 3.2). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The membrane consists of proteins in a sea of lipids. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flexible but sturdy barrier that surround cytoplasm of cell </li></ul><ul><li>Fluid mosaic model describes its structure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>membrane is 50 % lipid & 50 % protein </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>held together by hydrogen bonds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lipid is barrier to entry or exit of polar substances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>proteins are “gatekeepers” -- regulate traffic </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. the Cell Membrane -Phospholipids - Cholesterol -Glycolipids - Integral Proteins -Peripheral Proteins
  5. 5. Functions of Membrane Proteins <ul><li>Formation of Channel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>passageway to allow specific substance to pass through </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transporter Proteins </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bind a specific substance, change their shape & move it across membrane </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Receptor Proteins </li></ul><ul><ul><li>cellular recognition site -- bind to substance </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Functions of Membrane Proteins <ul><li>Act as Enzyme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>speed up reactions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Linker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>anchor proteins in cell membrane or to other cells </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>allow cell movement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cell shape & structure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cell Identity Marker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>allow cell to recognize other similar cells </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Membrane Permeability <ul><li>Plasma membranes are selectively permeable. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some things can pass through and others cannot. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The lipid bilayer portion of the membrane is permeable to small, nonpolar, uncharged molecules but impermeable to ions and charged or polar molecules. </li></ul><ul><li>The membrane is also permeable to water. </li></ul><ul><li>Transmembrane proteins that act as channels or transporters increase the permeability of the membrane to molecules that cannot cross the lipid bilayer. </li></ul><ul><li>Macromolecules are unable to pass through the plasma membrane except by vesicular transport. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Gradients Across the Plasma Membrane <ul><li>A concentration gradient </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the difference in the concentration of a chemical between one side of the plasma membrane and the other. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Electrical gradient </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oxygen and sodium ions are more concentrated outside the cell membrane with carbon dioxide and potassium ions more concentrated inside the cell membrane (Figure 3.4a). </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. TRANSPORT ACROSS THE PLASMA MEMBRANE <ul><li>Processes to move substances across the cell membrane are essential to the life of the cell. </li></ul><ul><li>Some substances cross the lipid bilayer while others cross through ion channels. </li></ul><ul><li>Transport processes that mover substances across the cell membrane are either active or passive. </li></ul><ul><li>Three types of passive processes are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>diffusion through the lipid bilayer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>diffusion through ion channels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>facilitated diffusion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Active transport requires cellular energy. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials can also enter or leave the cell through vesicle transport. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Diffusion <ul><li>Diffusion is the random mixing of particles that occurs in a solution as a result of the kinetic energy of the particles. (Figure 3.6) </li></ul><ul><li>Nonpolar, hydrophobic molecules such as respiratory gases, some lipids, small alcohols, and ammonia can diffuse across the lipid bilayer. </li></ul><ul><li>It is important for gas exchange, absorption of some nutrients, and excretion of some wastes. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Osmosis <ul><li>Osmosis is the net movement of a solvent through a selectively permeable membrane, or in living systems, the movement of water (the solute) from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration across the membrane (Figure 3.7). </li></ul><ul><li>Water molecules penetrate the membrane by diffusion through the lipid bilayer or through aquaporins, transmembrane proteins that function as water channels. </li></ul><ul><li>Water moves from an area of lower solute concentration to an area of higher solute concentration. </li></ul><ul><li>Osmosis occurs only when the membrane is permeable to water but not to certain solutes. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Active Transport <ul><li>Active transport is an energy-requiring process that moves solutes such as ions, amino acids, and monosaccharides against a concentration gradient. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Endocytosis <ul><li>In endocytosis , materials move into a cell in a vesicle formed from the plasma membrane. </li></ul><ul><li>Receptor-mediated endocytosis is the selective uptake of large molecules and particles by cells (Figure 3.12). </li></ul>
  14. 14. Endocytosis <ul><li>Endocytosis = bringing something into cell </li></ul><ul><ul><li>phagocytosis = cell eating by macrophages & WBCs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>particle binds to receptor protein </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>whole bacteria or viruses are engulfed & later digested </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pinocytosis = cell drinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>no receptor proteins </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The steps of receptor-mediated endocytosis includes binding, vesicle formation, uncoating, fusion with endosome , recycling of receptors, and degradation in lysosomes.. </li></ul><ul><li>Viruses can take advantage of this mechanism to enter cells. </li></ul><ul><li>Phagocytosis is the ingestion of solid particles (Figure 3.13). </li></ul><ul><li>Pinocytosis is the ingestion of extracellular fluid (Figure 3.14). </li></ul>
  15. 15. Pinocytosis and Phagocytosis <ul><li>Pseudopods extend to form phagosome </li></ul><ul><li>Lysosome joins it </li></ul><ul><li>No pseudopods form </li></ul><ul><li>Nonselective drinking of extracellular fluid </li></ul>
  16. 16. Exocytosis <ul><li>Exocytosis = release something from cell </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vesicles form inside cell, fuse to cell membrane </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Release their contents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>digestive enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters or waste products </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>replace cell membrane lost by endocytosis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>In exocytosis, membrane-enclosed structures called secretory vesicles that form inside the cell fuse with the plasma membrane and release their contents into the extracellular fluid. </li></ul><ul><li>Transcytosis may be used to move a substance into, across and out of a cell. </li></ul>
  17. 17. CYTOPLASM <ul><li>Cytosol , the intracellular fluid, is the semifluid portion of cytoplasm that contains inclusions and dissolved solutes (Figure 3.1). </li></ul><ul><li>Cytosol is composed mostly of water, plus proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and inorganic substances. </li></ul><ul><li>The chemicals in cytosol are either in solution or in a colloidal (suspended) form. </li></ul><ul><li>Functionally, cytosol is the medium in which many metabolic reactions occur. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Organelles <ul><li>Organelles are specialized structures that have characteristic shapes and perform specific functions in cellular growth, maintenance, and reproduction. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Cytoskeleton <ul><li>Network of protein filaments throughout the cytosol </li></ul><ul><li>Functions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>cell support and shape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>organization of chemical reactions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cell & organelle movement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Continually reorganized </li></ul>
  20. 20. Microfilaments <ul><li>Most microfilaments are composed of actin and function in movement and mechanical support </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediate filaments are composed of several different proteins and function in support and to help anchor organelles such as the nucleus </li></ul><ul><li>Microtubules are composed of a protein called tubulin and help determine cell shape and function in the intracellular transport of organelles and the migration of chromosome during cell division. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Centrosomes <ul><li>Centrosomes are dense areas of cytoplasm containing the centrioles , which are paired cylinders arranged at right angles to one another, and serve as centers for organizing microtubules in interphase cells and the mitotic spindle during cell division. (Figure 3.16a – 3.16c) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Cilia and Flagella <ul><li>Cilia are numerous, short, hair-like projections extending from the surface of a cell and functioning to move materials across the surface of the cell (Figure. 3.17a – 3.17b). </li></ul><ul><li>Flagella are similar to cilia but are much longer; usually moving an entire cell. The only example of a flagellum in the human body is the sperm cell tail (Figure 3.17c). </li></ul>
  23. 23. Ribosomes <ul><li>Ribosomes are tiny spheres consisting of ribosomal RNA and several ribosomal proteins; they occur free (singly or in clusters) or together with endoplasmic reticulum (Fig 3.18). </li></ul><ul><li>Functionally, ribosomes are the sites of protein synthesis. </li></ul><ul><li>Composed of Ribosomal RNA & protein </li></ul><ul><li>Free ribosomes are loose in cytosol </li></ul><ul><ul><li>synthesize proteins found inside the cell </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Membrane-bound ribosomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>attached to endoplasmic reticulum or nuclear membrane </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>synthesize proteins needed for plasma membrane or for export </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 to 20 together form a polyribosome </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inside mitochondria, ribosomes synthesize mitochondrial proteins </li></ul>
  24. 24. Ribosomal Subunits <ul><li>Large + small subunits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>made in the nucleolus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>assembled in the cytoplasm </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Endoplasmic Reticulum <ul><li>The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a network of membranes that form flattened sacs or tubules called cisterns (Figure 3.19). </li></ul><ul><li>Rough ER is continuous with the nuclear membrane and has its outer surface studded with ribosomes. </li></ul><ul><li>Smooth ER extends from the rough ER to form a network of membrane tubules but does not contain ribosomes on its membrane surface. </li></ul><ul><li>The ER transports substances, stores newly synthesized molecules, synthesizes and packages molecules, detoxifies chemicals, and releases calcium ions involved in muscle contraction </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>The Golgi complex consists of three to twenty stacked, flattened membranous sacs (cisterns) referred to as cis, medial, and trans (Figure 3.20). </li></ul><ul><li>The principal function of the Golgi complex is to process, sort, and deliver proteins and lipids to the plasma membrane, lysosomes, and secretory vesicles </li></ul>Golgi Complex
  27. 27. Lysosomes <ul><li>membrane-enclosed vesicles that contain powerful digestive enzymes (Figure 3.22). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>internal pH reaches 5.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Functions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>digest foreign substances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>autophagy (autophagosome forms) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>recycles own organelles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>autolysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>lysosomal damage after death </li></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Perioxosomes <ul><li>Peroxisomes are similar in structure to lysosomes, but are smaller. </li></ul><ul><li>They contain enzymes (e.g., catalase) that use molecular oxygen to oxidize various organic substances. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>part of normal metabolic breakdown of amino acids and fatty acids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>oxidizes toxic substances such as alcohol and formaldehyde </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>contains catalase which decomposes H2O2 </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Mitochondria <ul><li>The mitochondrion is bound by a double membrane. </li></ul><ul><li>The outer membrane is smooth with the inner membrane arranged in folds called cristae </li></ul><ul><li>Mitochondria are the site of ATP production in the cell by the catabolism of nutrient molecules. </li></ul><ul><li>Mitochondria self-replicate using their own DNA. </li></ul><ul><li>Mitochondrial DNA (genes) are usually inherited only from the mother. </li></ul>
  30. 30. NUCLEUS <ul><li>The nucleus is usually the most prominent feature of a cell </li></ul><ul><li>Most body cells have a single nucleus; some (red blood cells) have none, whereas others (skeletal muscle fibers) have several. </li></ul><ul><li>The parts of the nucleus include the nuclear envelope which is perforated by channels called nuclear pores, nucleoli, and genetic material (DNA), </li></ul><ul><li>Within the nucleus are the cell’s </li></ul><ul><li>hereditary units, called genes , </li></ul><ul><li>which are arranged in single file </li></ul><ul><li>along chromosomes. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Function of the Nucleus <ul><li>46 human DNA molecules or chromosomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>genes found on chromosomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>gene is directions for a specific protein </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-dividing cells contain nuclear chromatin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>loosely packed DNA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dividing cells contain chromosomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tightly packed DNA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>it doubled (copied itself) before condensing </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Chromosomes <ul><li>Each chromosome is a long molecule of DNA that is coiled together with several proteins (Figure 3.25). </li></ul><ul><li>Human somatic cells have 46 chromosomes arranged in 23 pairs. </li></ul><ul><li>The various levels of DNA packing are represented by nucleosomes, chromatin fibers, loops, chromatids, and chromosomes. </li></ul>
  33. 33. PROTEIN SYNTHESIS <ul><li>Much of the cellular machinery is devoted to synthesizing large numbers of diverse proeins. </li></ul><ul><li>The proteins determine the physical and chemical characteristics of cells. </li></ul><ul><li>The instructions for protein synthesis is found in the DNA in the nucleus. </li></ul><ul><li>Protein synthesis involves transcription and translation (Figure 3.26). </li></ul>
  34. 35. CELL DIVISION <ul><li>Cell division is the process by which cells reproduce themselves. It consists of nuclear division (mitosis and meiosis) and cytoplasmic division ( cytokinesis ). </li></ul><ul><li>Cell division that results in an increase in body cells is called somatic cell division and involves a nuclear division called mitosis , plus cytokinesis. </li></ul><ul><li>Cell division that results in the production of sperm and eggs is called reproductive cell division and consists of a nuclear division called meiosis plus cytokinesis. </li></ul>
  35. 36. Control of Cell Destiny <ul><li>The three possible destinies of a cell are to remain alive and functioning without dividing, to grow and divide, or to die. </li></ul><ul><li>Maturation promoting factor (MPF) induces cell division. </li></ul><ul><li>Cell death, a process called apoptosis , is triggered either from outside the cell or from inside the cell due to a “cell-suicide” gene. </li></ul><ul><li>Necrosis is a pathological cell death due to injury. </li></ul><ul><li>Tumor -suppressor genes can produce proteins that normally inhibit cell division resulting in the uncontrollable cell growth known as cancer. </li></ul>
  36. 37. CELLULAR DIVERSITY <ul><li>Not all cells look alike, nor do they perform identical functional roles in the body. </li></ul><ul><li>The cells vary considerably </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100 trillion cells in the body -- 200 different types </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vary in size and shape related to their function (Figure 3.35). </li></ul></ul>
  37. 38. CELLS AND AGING <ul><li>Aging is a normal process accompanied by a progressive alteration of the body’s homeostatic adaptive responses; </li></ul><ul><li>The physiological signs of aging are gradual deterioration in function and capacity to respond to environmental stresses. </li></ul><ul><li>These signs are related to a net decrease in the number of cells in the body and to the dysfunctioning of the cells that remain. </li></ul><ul><li>The extracellular components of tissues (e.g., collagen fibers and elastin) also change with age. </li></ul>
  38. 39. DISORDERS: HOMEOSTATIC IMBALANCES <ul><li>Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell proliferation. </li></ul><ul><li>Cells that divide without control develop into a tumor or neoplasm. </li></ul><ul><li>A cancerous neoplasm is called a malignant tumor or malignancy . It has the ability to undergo metastasis, the spread of cancerous cells to other parts of the body. A benign tumor is a noncancerous growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperplasia = increased number of cell divisions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>benign tumor does not metastasize or spread </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>malignant---spreads due to cells that detach from tumor and enter blood or lymph </li></ul></ul>

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