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BI 123 Week 2 Notes

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Chapter 2: The Cell Key Terms: nucleus: The large membrane-bound organelle within a cell housing the chromosomes. chromosome: A structure composed of DNA and associated protein that carries genes. prokaryote: A singe-celled organism characterized by the lack of a nucleus.The chromosome of a prokaryote is not contained within a membrane-bound compartment. eukaryote: An organism that is comprised of one or more cells that contain a nucleus. organelle: A membrane-bound compartment that has a specialized function within a cell. Cellular anatomy cytoplasm: A viscous fluid that makes up the interior of the cell,excluding the nucleus. cell membrane/cytoplasmic membrane:A thin membrane that serves as the cell's exterior border, surrounding all the internal components of the cell. receptor: A protein,usually located on the cytoplasmic membrane of a cell,that binds with with a molecule at the cell's exterior.The binding of such a molecule initiates chemical signaling within the cell to induce a physiological or genetic response. Organisms are made of one cell or of many cells unicellular: Description of an organism that is composed of a single cell. multicellular: Description of an organism that is composed of many cells;the cells usually cluster into different groups that form tissues with unique functions. tissue: A group of cells that serve a common function. organ: A tissue or collection of tissues that serves a unique function for the organism. Stem cells and differentiation differentiation: The maturation of a cell,including changes in shape and physiology,into a specific,final form. stem cell: A cell that regenerates itself during division while also giving rise to a daughter cell with a specific fate. self-renewal: The result of a cell division that yields one daughter cell that is identical to the mother cell, thereby perpetuating the mother cell through endless rounds of division. fate (cellular): The final destiny,in terms of form and function,of a cell. adult stem cell: A specialized stem cell that regenerates itself during division while also giving rise to a daughter cell with a partially restricted fate,such as that of the blood cell lineages. progenitor cells: A daughter cell from a stem cell whose descendants undergo limited divisions before differentiating. Cell division Chromosome structure diploid: The state of bearing two copies of each chromosome. homologous chromosomes: Chromosomes that are similar in size,shape,and gene content and order.In a diploid organism homologous chromosomes exist as pairs. karyotype: The chromosomal content of a cell or organism. sister chromatid: Each strand of a duplicated chromosome. centromere: A region of a duplicated chromosome at which sister chromatids remain connected until anaphase of mitosis. Mitosis mitosis: The division of the nucleus into two identical nuclei that will be partitioned into two daughter cells following cell division (cytokinesis). interphase: Non-dividing period of mitosis. prophase: The period of mitosis where condensation of the chromosomes into thick arms and by the apparent disintegration of the nucleus membrane occurs. spindle fibers: Thin threads that attach to the centromeres of the chromosomes. prometaphase: The period of mitosis when the chromosomes align into the middle of the cell. metaphase: The phase when chromosomes have ceased their random movements and are distributed in the middle of the cell. anaphase: The period of mitosis when two sister chromatids of each duplicated chromosome are pulled apart by opposing spindle fibers,with each chromatid moving to the opposite pole of its sister. telophase: When the chromosomes have finished their poleward migration and new nuclear membranes form around each cluster of chromosomes.It takes on the appearance of interphase nuclei seen prior to mitosis. cytokinesis: The actual splitting of the cell so that the cytoplasm is equally partitioned into two new cells. Abnormalities in division nondisjunction: The failure of chromatids or chromosomes to correctly segregate during division. aneuploidy: The state of having an abnormal number of chromosomes. deletion (chromosomal): Loss of a portion of a chromosome. translocations: A relocation of a portion of one chromosome to a non-homologous (different) chromosome. A reciprocal translation describes the exchange of chromosome segments between two chromosomes. The cell cycle cell cycle: The series of states that describe the normal growth and division cycle of the cell. generation time: The time required for a cell to undergo a complete division. G1 (Gap 1) phase: The phase of the cell cycle following the completion of mitosis and preceding duplication of the chromosomes: S (synthesis) phase: The phase of the cell cycle during which chromosomes are duplicated. G2 (Gap 2) phase: The phase of the cell cycle following chromosome duplication and preceding mitosis. M (mitosis) phase: The phase of the cell cycle during which mitosis occurs. G0 (Gap 0) phase: A phase of the cell cycle that is considered a temporary or permanent exit from the G1 phase.Cells in G0 are physiologically active,but do not undergo cycles of division. checkpoint: A control point in the cell cycle at which a pause may be induced if cellular conditions are not sufficient for cell advancement. Asymmetric division:creating different types of cells Leukemia: a cancer of the blood leukemia: A cancer of the blood forming tissue in the marrow characterized by overproduction of white blood cells. Myeloid: Of the blood cell lineage leading to granulocytes,red cells,macrophages,and platelet-forming cells. Lymphoid: Of the lymphatic system or of the lymphocyte blood cell lineage. Cancerous marrow cells Myeloid leukemias: Overproduction of cells of the myeloid blood cell lineage. Lymphoid leukemias: Overproduction of cells of the lymphoid blood cell line (B orT cells). Acute leukemia Chronic leukemia Some Definitions • Tumor (Neoplasm): A(n) abnormal mass of cells formed through uncrowned cell division. ⿞Neoplasm -> (new + something formed/molded) • Benign: Confined to a specific site within a tissue,and gives no evidence of envision to adjacent tissue. ⿞Generally just treated with surgery.Benign tumors do not come back. • Malignant: Shows evidence of,or potential for,movement or invasion to adjacent tissues or anatomically distant sites. ⿞=CANCER ⿞A malignancy is a cancerous tumor or condition • Metastasis (n): The process by which cancer cells move from the original tumor to distant sites;also,a cancerous grown that arose from a distant source. ⿞Can be described as a process and a structure ⿞Meta = "next";stasis = "placement" • Metastasize (v): To move from the original site (e.g.Colon cancer often metastasizes first to the liver) • Carcinoma: Cancer that originates from epithelium (plur:eplithelia) • Eplithelia: Sheet of cells that cover all surfaces and line glands. • Gland: Organ or tissue that secretes a substance into the blood or other spaces. • Sarcoma: Cancer that arises from cells of connective and supportive tissues. • Lymphoma, Leukemia, and Multiple Myeloma: Cancers that arise from blood-producing cells in the bone marrow. • Leukemia: Overproduction of white blood cells (leukocytes) • Leukocytes: White blood cells • Multiple Myeloma: Tumor of plasma lymphocytes • Lymphoma: Tumor of the lymphatic system. • Lymphatic system: A network of tubes (ducts) and intersections (nodes) that drains liquid (lymph) from tissues and returns it to the blood. • Lymph: The colorless fluid that circulates through the lymphatic system and contains white blood cells. • -oma: suffix that means tumor ⿞Usually implies a benign tumor ‣ For example: • Adenoma:mass of glandular tissue ⿞adeno - "gland" • Fibroma:mass of connective tissue ⿞fibro - "fiber" • Lipoma:mass of fat cells ⿞lipo - "fat" • Osteoma:mass of bone tissue ⿞osteo - "bone" Prevailence of main cancer groups • Carcinomas: 90% ⿞External epithelia:in contact with external environment (e.g.Skin,respiratory,respiratory tracts, digestive) 55% ⿞Internal epithelia:line glands (e.g.Breast,thyroid,ovary,prostate,etc.) 35% • Sarcomas: <1% • Lymphomas, Leukemias, and Myeloma: 9% Epithelium • A sheet of closely packed cells that line internal and external surfaces • Form secretory elements (glands):secretion of enzymes,hormones,lubricants • Form membranes ⿞Mucous:digestive,excretory,reproductive,respiratory tract ⿞Serous:body cavities ⿞Cutaneous:skin Epithelium characteristics • An epithelium is separated from other tissues by a thin,non-cellular membrane (basilar membrane) • Eplithelia are usually note in direct association with blood vessels:receive nutrients and export waste via. diffusions • Eplithelia may form single layers of cells (simple) or multiple layers of cells (stratified) • Epithelial cells are described by their shape.Three basic types: ⿞Cuboidal epithelium (square) ⿞Columnar epithelium (elongated) ⿞Squamous epithelium (flat) Summary of epithelium characteristics • An epithelium is separated from other tissues by a thin,non-cellular layer called the basement membrane. • Eplithelia are usually not in direct association with blood vessels:receive nutrients and export waste via. diffusion through tissue • Eplithelia may form single layers of cells (simple) or multiple layers of cells (stratified). • Epithelial cells are described by their shape (squamous,cuboidal,columned) Cutaneous Epithelium • Epidermis (the skin's epithelium) • Dermis ⿞Connective tissue ⿞Blood vessels ⿞Lymph vessels Basal Cells • Stem cells of the skin (divides;division is a prerequisite for cancer) • Source of most of the cells in the epidermis Squamous Cells • Thick layers on palms of your hands,soles of your feet,and tips of your fingers Melanocytes • Manufacture brown pigment melanin that absorbs UV irradiation • Nestled in among basal cells • Distributed to cells in the squamous layer Skin Cancers • Three types: ⿞Basal cell carcinoma ‣ Incidence (cases per year):800,000-900,000 ⿞Squamous cell carcinoma ‣ Incidence:200,000-300,000 ‣ Fatalities per year:1,000-2,000 for basal and squamous cell carcinoma combined ⿞Malignant melanoma ‣ Incidence:73,870 ‣ Fatalities per year:9,940 Skin Cancer Risk Factors • Exposure to UV light:basal,squamous,melanoma • Genetics (family history):basal,melanoma • Pre-existing skin conditions:squamous,melanoma • Chemical:squamous,melanoma UV Light Exposure • UV is relatively low energy,most absorbed by the skin • Evidence ⿞Skin cancer occurs primarily on exposed areas ⿞Skin cancer is rare in dark-skinned races ⿞Cancer incidence correlated with amount of exposure ⿞Correlated with intensity of exposure ⿞Can be induced in lab animals ⿞UV light causes mutations,with known mechanisms • Increasing trend due to: ⿞Recreational clothing exposes more skin ⿞Possible increased UV from ozone depletion ⿞More participation in outdoor activities ⿞Cultural value of darker complexion Basal Cell Carcinoma • Lifetime risk:~30% (Caucasians) • 75-80% of all reported skin cancers • Generally not included in statistics for cancer incidence • Majority cases located on face,neck,back of hands • Rarely spreads • High cure rate • Rarely fatal Squamous Cell Carcinoma • 20-25% of all reported skin cancers in the US (>200,000 cases annually) • Generally not included in statistics for cancer incidence • Low mortality rate • Can be local or regional • High cure rate


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