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Bio 141 | Lecture 4 | Passive & Active Diffusion & Regulation of Nervous System | 1/20/16

by: Gabriella Morales

Bio 141 | Lecture 4 | Passive & Active Diffusion & Regulation of Nervous System | 1/20/16 Bio 141

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Date Created: 01/21/16
Passive vs. Active Diffusion Wednesday, January 20, 2016 9:09 AM Gated channels- only open at certain time sin response to certain conditions Carried-Mediated transport ( still passive, using a concentration gradient)  Ex: Facilitated diffusion  Large molecule that is trying to get through must bind to the membrane protein  Once molecule bind the protein, the protein changes shape & helps move across, and then it gets transported into or out of the cell Types of Active Transport across a membrane  Molecules go "up their gradient" (where they are already at a low concentration > high) o EX: A type of carrier mediated  Membrane proteins involved with active transport are typically called "pumps"  Protein pumps require ATP hydrolysis to function  Protein pumps move solutes UP a concentration gradient o EX: Na/K pump Osmosis: Diffusion of water across a membrane  Dependent on amount of dissolved "stuff" in solution  Water diffuses from where its concentration is high (dilute solution ) to where its concentration is low ( concentrated solution ) Hypertonic- More solute compared to something else  The solution is hypertonic to the cell ( in clicker example) Hypotonic- Below solute compared to something else  The cell is hypotonic to the solution Isotonic- Same solution; Solutes are the same in both solutions Regulation - The Nervous System Wednesday, January 20, 2016 9:32 AM  Regulation means maintaining a stable internal environment (homeostasis)  Two Systems dedicated to this process o Endocrine > chemical messages ( slow hormones) o Nervous > electrical signals and chemical messages ( fast, neurotransmitters) Two major parts : CNS- Central Nervous System  Consists of Brain & Spinal chord  Serves as integration center PNS- Peripheral Nervous System  Consists of nerves  Serve to deliver/send info to CNS Characteristics of Neurons  Specialized cells called neurons make up nervous tissue  Three main characteristics 1 Excitability  Cells can respond to stimuli from environment or other cells  Results in an electrical signal (action poteintal )  Major evolution pressure to maintain this function as a form of communication 1 Conductivity  Neurons can propagate an electrical signal over a distance from where it originated 1 Secretion  Neurons can translate an electrical signal (stimulus) into a chemical signal Structure of Neurons:  Cell body: Contains one nucleus (Soma)  Dendrites: Short, thick extensions off the cell body o Site for receiving signals from other neurons  Axon: Extension away from the cell body o Some can be myelinated to improve conductivity and help insulate  Synapse: Site of communication between two neurons o Where secretion occurs o Space between two neurons Multipolar: Cell body is up more closer to the dendrites Bipolar neurons: Cell body is more centrally located Unipolar: Cell body is more shifted to once side Afferent (sensory) neurons ( called receptors)  Specialized neurons to detect stimuli  Start in PNS and travels to the CNS  Functions to deliver info about environment or condition of the body to the CNS Interneurons  Located in CNS  Functions to receive and integrate info Efferent (motor) neurons  Send signals from the CNS to effectors (targets)  Muscles, organs, glands How do these pathways work?  Communicate with electrical and chemical signals  Electrical signal (action potential)


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