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BIOE 1010 Final Exam Study Guide

by: Sara Littlejohn

BIOE 1010 Final Exam Study Guide BIOE 1010

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This study guide covers Modules 6-7, the material that will be on the final exam.
Biology for BioEngineers
Dr. Vladimir Reukov
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BIOE 1010 Clemson
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BIOE 1010-Final Exam Study Guide Red Text- This material will be on the exam Highlighted Text- key concepts or terms Module 6-1 Cell Signaling Cell Communication  Responses: cells change their metabolism, their morphology, grow, die, migrate, adhere, or differentiate  Signals: proteins, peptides, amino acids, nucleotides, steroids, fatty acid derivatives, to even dissolve gas molecules General Principles of Cell Signaling  Reception: Information comes as the signal (primary messenger) and stimulates a target cell by binding to and activating a specific receptor  Signal transduction: the receptor converts the primary messenger into a second messenger  Response: the second messenger: o Activates cellular responses o Causes changes in gene expression Forms of Cell Signaling  Autocrine: a cell targets itself o Produced by signaling cells that can also bind to the ligand that is released. o The signaling cell and the cell can be the same or similar cell  Signaling across gap junctions: a cell targets a cell connected by gap junctions o Gap junctions are connections between the plasma membranes of neighboring cells. o These water-filled channels allow small signaling molecules, called intracellular mediators, to diffuse between the two cells  Paracrine: a cell targets a nearby cell o Signal molecules diffuse locally o Example: neurotransmitters  Endocrine: a cell targets a distant cell through the bloodstream o Endocrine signals originate in endocrine cells which are located in endocrine glands ( such as the thyroid gland, the hypothalamus, and the pituitary gland) o The ligands released in endocrine signaling are called hormones Types of Receptors:  Internal Receptors o Hydrophobic signaling molecules typically diffuse across the plasma membrane and interact with intracellular receptor in the cytoplasm o Many intracellular receptors are transcription factors that interact with DNA in the nucleus and regulate gene expression o The ligand-receptor complex moves into the nucleus, then binds to a specific regulatory regions of the chromosomal DNA and promote the initiation of transcription  Cell-Surface Receptors o Also known as transmembrane receptors, are cell surface, membrane-anchored proteins that bind to external ligand molecules o Spans the plasma membrane and performs signal transduction, in which extracellular signal is converted into an intracellular signal o Ligands that interact with cell-surface receptors do not have to enter the cell that they affect o Cell-surface receptors are also called cell-specific proteins or markers because they are specific to individual cell types  Ion Channel-linked Receptors o Bind a ligand and open a channel through the membrane that allows specific ions to pass through o A ligand binds to the extracellular region causing a conformational change in protein structure allowing ions to pass through  G-Protein-linked Receptors o Heterotrimeric G proteins have three subunits: alpha, beta and gamma o Signaling molecule binds a G-Protein-coupled receptor causing a GDP molecule associated with the alpha subunit to be exchanged for GTP o The beta and gamma subunits disassociate form the alpha subunit, and a cellular response is triggered. o Hydrolysis of GTP to GDP terminates the signal  Enzyme-linked Receptors o Cell-surface receptor with intracellular domains that ae associated with an enzyme or the intracellular domain of the receptor itself is an enzyme o When a ligand binds to the extracellular domain, a signal is transferred through the membrane, activating the enzyme o Activation of the enzyme sets off a chain of event within the cell that eventually leads to a response Signaling Molecules  Small Hydrophobic Molecules o Can diffuse directly across the membrane into the cell  Water-Soluble Ligands o Polar o Bind to extracellular domain of cell-surface receptors  Gases o Cause blood vessels to dilate Methods of Intracellular Signaling  Phosphorylation o One of the most common chemical modifications that occurs in signaling pathways is the addition of a phosphate group to a molecule such a s a protein in a process called phosphorylation  Second Messengers o Small molecules that propagate a signal after it has been initiated by the binding of the signaling molecule to the receptor Response to the Signal  Gene Expression o Some signal transduction pathways regulate the transcription of RNA o Others regulate the translation of proteins form mRNA  Increases in Cellular Metabolism o Adrenaline (epinephrine) is a hormone that readies the body for short term emergencies  Cell Growth o Cells do not normally divide unless they are stimulated by signal from other cells o The ligands that promote cell growth are called growth factors  Cell Death o Programmed cell death is called apoptosis o Apoptosis allows a cell to die in a controlled manner that prevents the release of potentially damaging molecules from inside the cell Module 6-2 Cell Proliferation: Growth and Division o A cell grows by performing an orderly sequence of events called the Cell Cycle. o The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle: o The cell consists of interphase and mitotic phase. o During interphase, the cell grows and the nuclear DNA is duplicated. o During the mitotic phase, the duplicated chromosomes are segregated and distributed into daughter nuclei. o The cytoplasm is usually divided as well, resulting in two daughter cells. o Mitosis is divided into five stages: 1. Prophase 2. Prometaphase 3. Metaphase 4. Anaphase 5. Telophase o Cell Cycle Checkpoints: o The cell cycle is controlled at three checkpoints: o The integrity of the DNA is assessed at the G1 checkpoint. o Proper chromosome duplication is assessed at the G2 checkpoint. o Attachment of each kinetochore to a spindle fiber is assessed at the M checkpoint. o Concentrations of cyclin proteins change throughout the cell cycle. o There is a direct correlation between cyclin accumulation and three major cell cycle checkpoints. o Also note the sharp decline of cyclin levels following each checkpoint (the transition between phases of the cell cycle), as cyclin is degraded by cytoplasm enzymes. o Cyclin-Dependent Kinases o Cyclins regulate the cell cycle only when they are tightly bound to Cdks o Cyclin-dependent kinases(Cdks) are protein kinases that, when fully activated o To become fully activated, a Cdk must bind to a cyclin protein and then be phosphorylated by another kinase o The levels of Cdk proteins are relatively stable throughout the cell cycle: however the concentrations of cyclin fluctuate and determine when Cdk/cyclin complexes form o Rb halts the cell cycle and releases its hold in response to cell growth o Cancer and the Cell Cycle o Apoptosis: physiological event o Role: to balance mitosis in all tissues o Intervenes in normal processes: embryogenesis, tissue remodeling o Highly researched in pathological states: neoplasm formation o Cell shrinks and condenses o No inflammatory response o Necrosis: pathological event o Result of acute injury o Typical of acute ischemia, infarct, sudden deprivation of blood supplies o Cell swells and bursts o Results in damaging inflammatory response Module 7 Integrating Cells Into Tissues  The Cytoskeleton o A dynamic structure continuously reorganized o Built from three types of protein filaments  Actin Filaments (Microfilaments)  Microtubules  Stiff hollow tubes formed by the polymerization of tubulin  They can rapidly disassemble in one location and reassemble in another, growing out from the centrosome  During cell division, microtubules form the mitotic spindle, the machinery that will segregate the chromosomes equally between the two daughter cells  Intermediate filaments  Ropelike fibers (polymers) with great tensile strength  Function: to withstand mechanical stress that occurs when cells are stretched  Built from: keratin in epithelial cells, vimentin in fibroblasts and muscle cells, neurofilament in nerve cells, and nuclear lamins in the nucleus o Gives cells the ability:  To adopt a variety of shapes  To organize many processes inside the cell ( ex. Mitosis, organelle traffic)  To interact mechanically with the environment  To carry out coordinated movements  Microtubules and motor proteins are involved in organelle traffic in the cell o Kinesins and dyneins: motor proteins that use the energy from ATP hydrolysis to move along the microtubules and carry specific membrane vesicles and other cargoes  Actin Filaments: o Two stranded helical polymers of actin o Dispersed throughout the cell, highly concentrated in the cortex o Assemble and disassemble in cell locomotion  Cell crawling depends on actin o Protrusion: actin polymerization at the leading edge of the cell pushes the plasma membrane forward o Attachment: new points of anchorage are made between the actin filament and the surface o Traction: contraction of the rear of the cell draws the body of the cell forward  During contraction actin filaments slide against myosin filaments  Muscle contraction depends on bundles of actin and myosin Tissues  The extracellular matrix: an intricate network of macromolecules filling the extra cellular space  Proteoglycans and GAGs form a highly hydrated gel-like “ground substance” in which the fibrous proteins are embedded and cells are held together  Macromolecular composition of ECM o Two main classes:  Polysaccharide chains: glycosaminoglycan (GAGs), usually fund covalently linked to protein in the form of proteoglycans  Proteins with structural and adhesive functions:  Collagen  Elastin  Fibronectin  Laminin  ECM forms o Calcified in rock-hard structures: bone, teeth o Transparent: cornea o Ropelike organization that gives tendons their enormous tensile strength o Flexible, thin tough mats around or under the cells: basal lamina (basement membrane)  Role of matrix components o Polysaccharide gel resists compressive forces on the matrix while permitting the rapid diffusion of nutrients, metabolites, and hormones between blood and the cells o Collagen fibers strengthen and help organize the matrix o Rubberlike elastin fibers give resilience o Adhesive proteins help cells attach to matrix  The collagen triple helix ( a unique 3-D structure) o 1 Collagen molecule = 3 Helical Chains that wrap around one another, due to a specific repeating tripeptide unit: Gly-Pro-Hyp  Collagen molecules (tropocollagen) are cross-linked together to form collagen fibrils. Fibrils aggregate and form fibers.  Cell Adhesion Molecules (CAMs) o Cadherins (cell-cell) are linked to the cytoskeleton o Integrins (cell-matrix) are linked to the cytoskeleton  Cell junctions hold cells together in TISSUES  TISSUES = CELLS + EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX (ECM)  Tissue Classification o Connective Tissue  Binds structures and fill spaces  Cells: fibroblasts, macrophages, mast cells  Provides support and protection o Epithelial Tissue  Covers organs and the body  Lines body cavity  Cells tightly packed  Functions: protection, secretion, absorption o Muscle Tissue  Skeletal Muscle (attached to bones)  Smooth Muscle (walls of organs and blood vessels)  Cardiac Muscle o Nervous Tissue  Found in brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves  Neurons and neurological cells o Cells form Tissues o Tissues form Organs o Organs form Organ Systems


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