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BSB Issues 150, Week 4

by: Wendy Liu

BSB Issues 150, Week 4 01:119:150

Wendy Liu
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Covers cell developmental biology, in vitro fertilization, irregular phenomena of fertilization
Biology, Society, and Biomedical Issues
Anthony Uzwiak
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Date Created: 10/06/16
Week 4: Embryonic Stem Cell Research 3 October 2016, 6 October 2016 Biology, Society, and Biomedical Issues Professor Uzwiak Wendy Liu Basic Cell Cycle (see week 3 notes for more detail)  Interphase o G 1 growth phase o S – synthesis phase: duplicate DNA so that now there are 4 sets of DNA in total: 2 maternal (identical to each other) and 2 paternal (identical to each other) o G 2 more growth  Mitotic phase o Mitosis – division of DNA  Prophase  Metaphase  Anaphase  Telophase o Cytokinesis – division of cell body Diploid – 2n – cell that contains sets of DNA from 2 different sources (maternal and paternal); somatic cells (i.e. most cells) in the body are diploid Haploid – n – cell that contains DNA from 1 source (doesn’t have to be just 1 set: can be 2 sets of identical DNA); germ cells in the body are haploid Meiosis – process of cell division that produces gametes  reductive division: reduce # of copies of DNA by half  Meiosis I: 4N2n 2N1n o 4 sets of DNA from 2 sources, becomes 2 sets of DNA from 1 source  Meiosis II: 2N1n  1N1n o 2 sets of DNA from 1 source, becomes 1 set of DNA from 1 source  Meiosis results in 4 haploid daughter cells that are each genetically unique from one another and the mother cell Oogenesis: form of meiosis that produces eggs and polar bodies  Meiosis I: primary oocyte  secondary oocyte & polar body o Polar body – small haploid cell that disintegrates + isn’t fertilized by sperm  Division is uneven, in that most of the cytoplasm + other cellular materials go into the secondary oocyte  Polar body is basically just DNA + membrane  Meiosis II: secondary oocyte  egg + polar body o takes place only if fertilization occurs Timeline of Oogenesis  Embryo: while female is in the embryonic stage o Primary oocytes start meiosis I, but stop at prophase o “eggs” within ovaries form before the female is born  Menstrual cycle o Continue meiosis I o primary oocyte  secondary oocyte + polar body  Fertilization o Continue to meiosis II & finish o secondary oocyte  egg + polar body Ovulation (of female humans during years of reproductive viability)  Ovaries hold primary oocytes, not eggs  Ovaries release secondary oocytes, not eggs  4-5 day fertile window o After release, secondary oocyte stays viable for 24 hours o Sperm can stay viable within female reproductive tract for 1 week o 3-4 days before ovulation: cervical wall (entrance into uterus) becomes less viscous so sperm can enter Fertilization:  Fertilization occurs in fallopian tubes o Male who produces < 50 mil. sperm is considered sterile o Average sperm count in ejaculate = 250 mil. sperm  Egg takes 8-10 days to travel down fallopian tubes down into uterus o Menstruation occurs ~14 days after ovulation Preembryonic development  Zygote housed in many layers o Outer layer is hard o Cells go through rapid cell division (cleavage) and get smaller (no cell growth in between)  Blastomeres – each cell formed by cleavage of the fertilized ovum  Embryonic disk/inner cell mass – single layer of cells in the shape of a ring (hollow in he inside) o Forms after repetitive cleavage o Becomes the human  Trophoblast – surrounds inner cell mass o Becomes the placenta  Blastocyst – entire unit of the trophoblast + inner cell mass o Not an embryo: has not implanted into the endometrium yet Cell potency  Totipotent – each cell can form entire human o The first 4 blastomeres are totipotent o Full human will form even if 1 is removed  Pluripotent – each cell can differentiate into many types of cells, but not all; one cell cannot make up entire human o The first 8 cells following cleavage after fertilization are pluripotent o Human won’t form if 1 cell is removed: rest will die Hereditary Fraternal twins – fraternal twins can run in the family history  Mother’s levels of FSH stay high for longer than normal  Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) – matures a follicle containing a secondary oocyte in ovaries  Excess FSH = multiple follicles being stimulated = multiple oocytes released Barriers in reproduction(f)  Can’t make eggs, but uterus can bear offspring  More infertile women today than in the past o More women are delaying reproduction due to shift in focus onto career o Oocytes become less viable as time passes by IVF-ET – in vitro fertilization embryo transfer  Egg + sperm  blastocyst  Takes place in vitro (outside of body/in lab) Differentiation – elaborate process of a general cell becoming a specific, distinguished, specialized cell Cloned offspring die earlier than original DNA donor  Template DNA is old and has already been damaged  The damage amplifies in the clone Organ – combination of 2+ tissues  4 types of tissue 1. Muscle 2. Epithelial 3. Connective 4. nervous Goal of nondividing cell:  Maintain its own existence  Contribute to the organism DNA – contains genetic info  Exons – expression: DNA regions that are expressed  Introns – intervening: DNA regions not expressed ~28,000 genes in human genome Bones: mostly calcified collagen (protein) Mass of bone is 95% collagen Oxytocin – protein based hormone  Stimulates milk secretion  Positive feedback loop: uterine contractions during labor


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