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    Introduction Some people believe that we have only one type of muscle in our bodies that help us with all different types of tasks, however; not only do our bodies have different muscle types, they also contain different muscle fibers that are used for different activities. Skeletal muscle contain three types of muscle fibers: slow twitch, fast twitch oxidative, and fast twitch glycolytic. Most muscles in our bodies have different combinations of these muscle fibers, although our body recruits different muscle fibers for different activities. The first muscle fiber to be recruited are slow twitch fibers, are also known as Type I. “Slow twitch muscle fibers are the smallest in diameter, contain the least amount of actin and myosin, and allow oxygen to diffuse through them quickly.” (Silverthorn, 2013) Slow twitch fibers are dark red due to a large amount of mitochondria, myoglobin, and blood vessels. Although slow twitch fibers are very resistant to fatigue, they do not provide forceful contractions. “These fibers use aerobic respiration and provide prolonged contractions, such as posture, these fibers take time to both generate and recover.” (Silverthorn, 2013, pg.417) The Erector Spinae muscle uses these fibers. The last muscle fibers recruited are fast twitch glycolytic fibers or type IIb. These are the thickest muscle fibers, and they contain the most actin and myosin of the three fiber types. Oxygen diffuses slowly through these fibers. “The fibers are white in color…

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    due to a gene mutation on the X chromosome, thus causing males to be more at risk. The gene mutation prevents the translation of the protein dystrophin (dys-tro-phin). Dystrophin is a cytoplasmic protein essential to the formation of protein complex connecting the cytoskeleton of a muscle fiber to the surrounding extracellular matrix via the cell membrane. The word cytoskeleton means skeleton of the cell. Cytoskeletons extend from the nucleus of the cell to plasma membrane consisting of a…

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    Microtubules are components of the cytoskeleton of the cell that are made up of tubulin. They are the largest component of the cytoskeleton which is a reason why much of cytoskeleton research centers focus on this specific element. In this paper entitled Microtubules Negatively Regulate Insulin Secretion in Pancreatic β Cells, understanding the role these microtubules play is key in understanding the research findings. Microtubules are made up of protofilaments that are composed of a dimer:…

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    tails and the hydrophilic regions interacting with the hydrophobic heads of the phospholipid bilayer. Note that is is due to the amphipathic nature of the bilayer and proteins. The mosaic of proteins are integral proteins and peripheral proteins. They carry out many functions: transport, enzymatic activity, signal transduction, cell-cell recognition, intercellular joining, and attachment to the cytoskeleton and extracellular matrix. 3. Diagram the cell membrane. Label the following parts: lipid…

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    they did not know what they might be in danger of. (“Silicosis”, 2017) Other than being able to cause cancer and silicosis, Arsenic is a neurotoxin, which is a chemical that disrupts the nervous system. Furthermore, the sublethal effect of Arsenic is classified as causing a cytoskeleton influence which means that it disrupts and destabilizes cytoskeletal framework. (Singh, 2011) Cytoskeleton is a structure that helps cell keep their shape and internal organization. It is necessary for processes…

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    It means that the proteins and other components that make up of one half of the lipid bilayer are different from the other half of the membrane. It is important because one of the half of the membrane has and carries different functions from the other half of the membrane. For example, one half of the external lipid bilayer is attached with glycolipid and carbohydrates and the other half is attached with cytoskeleton that binds on the internal membrane. Glycolipid and carbohydrates are important…

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    Organelles Essay

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    stacks called grana, which are the chloroplasts solar power packs. Cilia and flagella are made up of microtubules that are enclosed in an extension of a plasma membrane; cilia are short structures while flagella are long structures. A cell usually consists of one flagellum or two flagella, but a large number of cilia are present in a cell. They provide movement for organisms through water Next are the non-membranous organelles and the first will be the cytoskeleton, which are a series of…

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    Icm5 In The Pituitary

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    Although the function of ICAM5 in the pituitary is unknown, its roles in the brain as a cell adhesion molecule have been extensively studied. ICAM5 is abundantly expressed in the dendritic filopodia and plays an important role in synapse formation with presynaptic axons, via the extracellular matrix molecule, vitronectin (63), and/or β1 integrins (32, 64). Once these connections are established, the extracellular domain of ICAM5 is cleaved, disrupting the cytoplasmic actin cytoskeleton through…

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    reticulum, Golgi Apparatus and cytoskeleton. The nuclear envelope, which is a bilayer membrane that encloses the contents of the nucleus during most of the cell lifecycle as previously stated when discussing the basics of the cell. We revisit the nuclear envelope because it is also within the membrane. Lysosomes are membrane-enclosed organelles that contain an array of enzymes that are able to break down biological polymers-proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids (The Cell: A…

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    a special structure called thylakoids. This is where the process of photosynthesis takes place. Similar to the organelle, the thylakoids themselves have a specific structure. They are membrane bound vesicles located within the chloroplasts. They are stacked and form rows referred to as a granum. The chloroplasts also have stroma which coats the inside of the organelle. Also, chloroplasts contain their own DNA. The DNA codes specifically for photosynthesis. This means that it is encoded with the…

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