L2 NPB 101 - Lecture 2 •  SmartSite: –  Lec 2...

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 2 •  SmartSite: –  Lec 2 Notes •  Announcements: –  None •  The Cell •  Plasma Membrane •  Membrane PotenAal •  Reading (Recommended): –  Chapter 2 –  Chapter 3 1 Principles of the Cell Theory •  Cell is smallest structural and funcAonal unit capable of carrying out life processes •  FuncAonal acAviAes of each cell depend on specific structural properAes of the cell •  Cells are living building blocks of all plant and animal organisms •  Organisms structure and funcAon ulAmately depend on individual and collecAve structural characterisAcs and funcAonal capabiliAes of its cells 2 Cell Structure Cytoplasm: Organelles Cytosol Cytoskeleton Fig. 2 ­1, pg. 22 3 Nucleus •  Typically largest single organized cell component •  Enclosed by a double ­layered nuclear envelope •  Contains cell’s geneAc material, DNA –  DNA funcAons •  Directs protein synthesis •  Serves as geneAc blueprint during cell replicaAon 4 Cytoplasm •  PorAon of cell interior not occupied by the nucleus •  Consists of –  Organelles •  “liSle organs” •  DisAnct, highly organized, membrane ­enclosed structures –  Cytosol (~55% of internal cell volume) •  Complex, gel ­like mass in which the cytoskeleton is found –  Cytoskeleton •  Bone and muscle of the cell 5 Examples of Organelles •  Endoplasmic reAculum •  Golgi complex –  Protein and lipid manufacture –  Processes raw materials into finished products –  Sorts and directs finished products to their final desAnaAons –  Serve as intracellular digesAve system –  Major site of ATP (Energy source) producAon •  Lysosome •  Mitochondria 6 Plasma Membrane 7 Plasma Membrane Fig. 3 ­2c, pg 54 8 Plasma Membrane •  Also called the cell membrane •  Surrounds every cell •  Separates cell contents from its surroundings –  Separates two environments: ICF and ECF •  ICF = Intracellular Fluid •  ECF = Extracellular Fluid •  Controls movement of molecules between the cell and its environment •  Plays important role in the ability of a cell to respond to changes in the cell’s environment 9 Plasma Membrane •  ParAcipates in joining cells to form Assues and organs •  Extremely thin layer of lipids and protein that forms outer boundary of every cell •  FuncAons of lipid bilayer –  Forms basic structure of the membrane –  Hydrophobic interior serves as barrier to passage of water soluble substances between ICF and ECF –  Responsible for fluidity of the membrane 10 Lipid Bilayer of the Plasma Membrane Fig. 3 ­2b, pg. 54 11 Plasma Membrane Structure •  Fluid lipid bilayer embedded with proteins •  Most abundant lipids are phospholipids –  Polar end of phospholipid is hydrophilic –  Nonpolar end of phospholipid is hydrophobic –  On outer surface only –  Tucked between phospholipid molecules –  Contributes to fluidity and stability of cell membrane •  Also has small amount of carbohydrates •  Cholesterol Fig. 3 ­2a, pg. 54 12 Plasma Membrane Structure •  Proteins •  FuncAons for membrane proteins –  ASached to or inserted within lipid bilayer –  Span membrane to form water ­filled pathways, or channels across lipid bilayer –  Serve as carrier molecules –  Serve as docking ­marker acceptors –  Membrane ­bound enzymes –  Receptor sites –  Cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) –  Proteins on surface are important in cells’ ability to recognize “self” and in cell ­to ­cell interacAon 13 Plasma Membrane Structure •  Membrane carbohydrates –  Serve as self ­idenAty markers which enable cells to idenAfy and interact with one another –  Different cell types have different markers –  Carbohydrate ­containing surface markers are also involved in Assue growth 14 Plasma Membrane Structure Fig. 3.3, pg. 55 15 Membrane Transport •  Cell membrane is selecAvely permeable –  Permeability (P) reflects ease of movement of an ion or molecule across the membrane. •  Two properAes of parAcles influence whether they can permeate cell membrane without assistance –  RelaAve solubility of parAcle in lipid –  Size of the parAcle 16 Typical Ion Channel 17 AcAve Transport Fig. 3.16, pg. 71 18 Membrane PotenAal 19 Forces That Act on Permeant ParAcles: Chemical (ConcentraAon Differences) Fig. 3.8, pg. 62 20 Forces That Act on Permeant ParAcles: Electrical (Charge Differences) 21 Unequal DistribuAon of Ions Fig. 3 ­20, pg. 77 22 ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2010 for the course NPB NPB 101 taught by Professor Weidner/wingfield during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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