Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Journey Through the Cell Factory

No description

Brittney Solazzo

on 8 December 2012

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Journey Through the Cell Factory

Journey Through
The Cell Factory Cell Plasma Membrane - regulates what enters and leaves the cell
- made of phospholipid billayer:
-hydrophilic (water-loving) head and hyrdrophobic (water-fearing) tail that line up in double layer so heads on outside and tails on inside
- membrane contains proteins that allow materials to enter and leave the cell and control communication!
The "Gates" The Nucleus "Control Center" - Controls ALL activity that goes on in the cell
- regulates what proteins are made
- contains DNA (the "blueprints")
- DNA holds the genetic makeup of life!
- contains an organelle called the nucleolus that manufactures ribosomes
Mitochondria "Power House" - takes oxygen and nutrients and
turns into energy through the
process of cellular respiration
- contain their own DNA and ribosomes
therefore can manufacture proteins
- A cell may have hundreds or thousands
of mitochondria Endoplasmic Reticulum "The Conveyor Belt" - provides pathway from nuclear membrane to plasma membrane
- Rough ER: contains ribosomes and
is where proteins are made
- Smooth ER: no ribosomes
and produces steroids Ribosomes "Factory Workers" - some float around cytoplasm and
some attach to ER
- make proteins that will be used inside
the cell and exported outside the cell
- consist of two subunits that string
amino acids together to make different
proteins Golgi Apparatus "Packaging Center" - inspect the proteins for flaws and package them for export
- when the protein is ready for export, a piece of the Golgi
pinches off and forms a
vesicle that carries the
protein through the
cytoplasm to be exported
outside of the cell Cytoplasm "Factory Floor" - Jello-like material that
holds all of the organelles
in place Cytoskeleton "Support Beams" - maintains cell shape and
move cell membrane Lysosomes "Security and Maintenance" - absorb and use enzymes
to digest foreign materials
taken into the cell
- responsible for "cell-suicide"
in which the entire cell is
destroyed if needed
- without these, cells would build
up too much "junk" - Cells contain many parts called organelles that each have a specific function
- Each organelle is designated a task
- All of these work together to keep the cell alive and working to produce proteins that will be used within and outside of the cell
- The cell is set up very similar to a factory
Full transcript