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Unformatted text preview: 16-3 Biconcave shape complex cytoskeleton No nucleus no protein synthesis No mitochondria glycolysis to make ATP Life span 4 months Hemoglobin protein Figure 16-5 - Overview Very flexible membrane Change shape to fit through small passages Change shape in response to surrounding fluid Change shape due to disease a. Hypotonic solution swells due to osmosis (movement of water into cell) b. Isotonic solutionm no change in volume (equal movement of water in/out of cell c. Hypertonic solution - shrinks due to osmosis (movement of water out of cell) Figure 16-6 - Overview Sickle Cell Disease: Abnormal hemoglobin (genetic defect in one amino acid on
beta chains results in sickled shape. Sickled cells tangle, block blood vessels tissue damage! Figure 16-8 Hemoglobin Lar...
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