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/anaerobic process that facilitates the continuation of glycolysis and produces no ATP


Nucleus /- controls activity of the cell, including division
- surrounded by a nuclear membrane/envelope that maintains distinct environment from cytoplasm
- nuclear membranes have nuclear pores for two way material exchange
- contains DNA
- histones: structural proteins that form chromosomes
- nucleolus: dense structure in the nucleus where ribosomal RNA (rRNA) synthesis occurstrans-stack /portion of golgi furthest from the ER where vesicles are sent out to destination

3 jobs of the cell membrane

protect, give shape, let materials in and out

9+2 conformation

cilia/flagella cross section has what conformation?

acetyl coa

The entry compound for the Krebs cycle in cellular respiration; formed from a fragment of pyruvate attached to a coenzyme.

acid hydrolases

enzymes that degrade various macromolecules and that require an acidic pH to function properly. found within the lysosomes of cells.


- cap-like structure, over the anterior half of mature spermss head
- derived from Golgi apparatus
- contains enzymes to penetrate the tough outer covering of the ovum
- once in contact with ovum cell membrane, sperm forms a tubelike structure called the acrosomal process
- acrosomal process extends and fuses with ovum and enters the ovum


The primary component of microfilaments

Active site

- an area on each enzyme to which the substrate bonds to form an enzyme-substrate complex
- has a three dimensional shape into which the substrate fits and held at a particular orientation

Active Site

the specific location where a substrate binds on an enzyme

Active Transport

- net movement of dissolved particles against their concentration gradient
- need help from transport proteins
- requires energy
- required to maintain membrane potentials in specialized cells (ex: neurons)
- types of molecules transported: polar molecules/ions (Na+, Cl-, K+, etc)

active transport

movement of a molecule that requires energy since it is from low to high concentration

Active Transport

Movement of particles from a region of particles against a concentration gradient from low to high, utilizing energy.

active transport

the movement of molecules through the plasma membrane against their concentration gradients.

Active Transport

transport of a substance (as a protein or drug) across a cell membrane against the concentration gradient


A nitrogen base that makes up the "rungs" of the DNA ladder;Pairs with Thymine


- adenosine diphosphate
- Pi: inorganic phosphate
- ATP --> ADP + Pi + 7 kcal/mole
- the 7 kcal/mole provides energy for endergonic/endothermic reactions like muscle contraction, motility and active transport across plasma membranes

Alcohol Fermentation

- occurs in yeast and bacteria only
- pyruvate produced in glycolysis is decarboxylated to acetaldehyde, then reduced by NADH in step 5 of glycolysis to yield ethanol
- pyruvate --> acetaldehyde --> ethanol

Allosteric Effects

- allosteric enzyme oscillates between two configuration (active site that can catalyze a reaction and inactive site that can

alpha amino acid

the amino and carboxyl groups are attached to the same carbon also known as the alpha carbon. Called this because the amine is attached to the carbon in the alpha position.

Alternate Energy Sources

- when glucose supplies run low, the body uses these (in order): carbohydrates, fats and proteins
- these are first converted to either glucose or glucose intermediates, which can be degraded in the glycolytic pathway and TCA cycle

amino acid residue

an amino acid in a polypeptide that is not the N or C terminal AA. This refers to every amino acid in a polypeptide chain.


- adenosine monophosphate
- PPi: phyrophosphate
- ATP --> AMP + PPi + 7 kcal/mole


- sister chromatids separate
- telomeres are the last part of the chromatids to separate


phase of mitosis in which sister chromatids are pulled to opposite sides of the cell


the third phase of mitosis, during which the chromosome pairs separate and move toward opposite poles


the third phase of mitosis; replicated chromosomes are split apart at their centromeres and moved to opposite sides of the cell.


Third phase of Mitosis;Centromeres divide which separates the Chromatids, new Chromosomes move to opposite ends of cell, and the cell elongates.

Anaphase I

- disjunction: homologous pairs separate and are pulled to opposite poles of the cell
- distribution of homologous chromosomes to intermediate daughter cells are random

Anaphase II

- sister chromatids are pulled to opposite poles by the spindle fibers


- an enzyme devoid of its necessary cofactor
- catalytically inactive


Programmed cell death.

Asexual Reproduction

- essentially genetic carbon copies of parent cells
- identical to parent cells except for random mutations
- different types: binary fission, budding, regeneration, parthenogenesis

asexual reproduction

a reproductive process that involves only one parent and produces offspring that are identical to the parent

asexual reproduction

a reproductive process that involves only one parent and produces offspring that are identical to the parent


- adenosine triphosphate
- cell

ATP Generation and the Proton Pump

- there are energy losses as electrons are transferred from one complex to the next, this energy is then used to synthesize 1 ATP per complex
- since we have 3 complexes, we generate 3 ATP
- NADH delivers its electrons to NADH dehydrogenase complex, so for each NADH = 3 ATP
- FADH₂ bypasses the NADH dehydrogenase complex and delivers directly to carrier Q (ubiquinone), which is between complex 1 and 2, so each FADH₂ = 2 ATP

ATP Synthetase

Complex enzyme, in the inner mitochondrial membrane, that permits protons to re-enter the mitochondria and synthesizes ATP using the released energy.


"Cell suicide" by rupturing of lysosome membranes


self-digestion occurring in plant and animal tissues, particularly after they have ceased to function properly






- uses radioactive molecules to trace and identify cell structures and biochemical activity
- can be used to study protein synthesis
- similar techniques are used to study mechanisms of DNA & RNA synthesis

Autoradiography Preparation

- cells are exposed to a radioactive compound for a brief, measured period of time
- cells are incubated, fixed at various intervals and processed for microscopy
- each preparation is covered with a film of photographic emulsion
- preparations must be kept in the dark for several days while radioactive compound decays
- the emulsion is then developed
- dark silver grains reveal the distribution of radioactivity within the specimen


- green plants
- convert sunlight into bond energy stored in the bonds of organic compounds (glucose) in the anabolic process of photosythesis
- don


have cell walls , a cell membrane, cytoplasm, ribosomes, and sometimes flagella. Also respiration occurs at the cell emebrane.


- viruses that exclusively infect bacteria
- injects its nucleic acid into a bacterial cell, the phage capsid doesnt enter the cell


Viruses that can only infect bacteria.


viruses that infect bacteria

Binary Fission

- a simple form of asexual reproduction in prokaryotes
- circular chromosome replicates
- a new plasma membrane and cell wall grow inward along the midline of the cell, dividing it into two
- each daughter cell contains a duplicate of the parent chromosome

Binary Fission

- prokaryotesway of of cell division
- a type of asexual reproduction
- splits into two equal halves, each daughter cell receives a complete copy of the original chromosome

Binary fission

A replication process for prokaryotes, also used by mitochondria

binding of ligand causes GDP to be converted to GTP, which causes the activation of cAMP

Explain G-protein linked receptors.

Bound ribosomes

Ribosomes found on the endoplasmic reticulum


- replication of the nucleus followed by unequal cytokinesis
- the cell membrane pinches inward to form a new cell that is smaller in size but genetically identical to the parent cell
- can grow to an adult size
- new cell may separate immediately from the parent or remain attached to it
- occurs in hydra and yeast


protein that activate dependent kinases in second messenger cascade that is a universal hunger signal b/c its the second messenger for epi and glucagon


disorder in which some of the bodys own cells lose the ability to control growth


disorder in which some of the bodys own cells lose the ability to control growth


mutation in protein that regulates progression of cell cycle


uncontrolled cell division


- virus


A protein sheath that surrounds the nucleic acid core in a virus


- disaccharides are hydrolyzed into monosaccharides
- then converted into glucose or glycolytic intermediates
- glycogen in the liver can be converted into glucose 6-phosphate, a glycolytic intermediate

Carrier Coenzymes

- transport the high energy electrons of the hydrogen atoms to a series of carrier moelcules on the inner mitochondrial membrane (electron transport chain)

Carrier proteins

Allow larger charged molecules to cross the cell membrane.integral membrane proteins that undergo a conformational change to move a molecule from one side of the membrane to another.


the primary enzyme in peroxisomes, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen.


Substances that reduce the activation energy of a chemical reaction.

catalytic receptors

these have an enzymatic active site on the cytoplasmic side of the membrane that is activated when a ligand binds at the extracellular surface.


basic unit of structure and function in living things

Cell adhesion molecules

Membrane proteins that allow cells to adhere to one another.

Cell adhesion molecules (CAMs)

Proteins that contribute to cell reconition and adhesion

cell adhesion proteins

proteins that contribute to cell recognition and adhesion.

cell cycle

cell grows, prepares to divide, then divides to start growth process again; interphase + M phase

Cell Cycle

Process that cells go through over and over in which they increase in size and in number that allows an organism to grow bigger.

cell cycle

the regular sequence of growth and division that cells undergo

cell differentiation

cells perform different jobs and specialized tasks

Cell Division

- a process where a cell doubles its organelles and cytoplasm, replicates its DNA and then divides in two
- unicellular organism: reproduction
- multicellular organism: growth, development & replace old cells

cell division

division of a parent cell into daughter cells

cell division

process by which cells reproduce

Cell membrane

Encloses the cell; consists of a phospholipid bilayer

cell membrane

thin structure that surrounds a cell

Cell Plate

Vesicle like material that develops in the middle of two dividing daughter cells that will become two different cell membranes; one for each daughter cell.

cell respiration

the process of using oxygen to release energy from food

cell surface receptor

an integral membrane protein that binds extracellular signaling molecules, such as hormones and peptides.

Cell Wall

- tough outer cell wall
- protects the cell from external stimuli and desiccation
- only on plant cells

cell wall

outer, nonliving part of a plant cell

Cell wall

Tough outer layer of a cell made of cellulose, chitin, or other materials


Plasma Membrane /- encloses the cell and composed of phospholipid bilayer
- outside: hydrophillic (polar) phosphoric acid
- inside: hydrophobic (non-polar) fatty acid
- selective permeability: small non-polar molecules pass through/diffuse freely, charged ions, proteins & carbohydrates dont (need carrier proteins to cross)
- cholesterol molecules: often embedded in hydrophobic interior & contribute to fluidity
- receptors: complex proteins glycoproteins embedded in - membrane with biding sites, may carry molecule into the cell via pinocytosis

Cellular Metabolism

- the sum total of all chemical reactions that take place in a cell
- either anabolic (require energy) or catabolic (release energy)

Cellular Respiration

- most efficient catabolic pathway to harvest energy stored in glucose
- occurs in mitochondrion and catalyzed by reaction specific enzymes
- produces 36-38 ATP
- aerobic, O₂ acts as the final acceptor of electrons that are passed from carrier to carrier during the final stage of glucose oxidation
- three stages: pyruvate decarboxylation, citric acid cycle and electron transport chain


hard, nonliving material that makes up the cell wall of a plant cell


hard, nonliving material that makes up the cell wall of a plant cell


- used to separate cells or mixtures of cells without destroying them in process
- lower speed: cell mixtures separate into layers on the basis of cell type
- high speed: fragmented cells


a structure composed of a ring of nine microtuble triplets, found at the MTOC of a cell; they duplicate during cell division, and sere as the organizing center for the mitotic spindle.


structure that helps to form the spindle


- specialized type of microtubule involved in spindle organization during cell division
- not bound by a membrane
- only on animal cells
- oriented at right angles to each other and lie in a region called the centrosome
- direct separation of chromosomes during cell division
- composed of microtubules


A set of cylinder shaped structures, that are copied during Interphase, used during Mitosis to anchor Spindle Fibers.


One of two tiny structures located in the cytoplasm of animal cells near the nuclear envelope; play a role in cell division.


Specialized type of microtubule used in cell division in animal cells


structures that are located within the microtubule organizing center and forms microtubules during mitosis to attach to chromosome


located in the centrosome area, and are found in animal cells but not in plant cells.


a structure near the middle of eukaryotic chromosomes to which the fibers of the mitotic spindle attach during cell division.


Small structure that holds the two chromatids of a chromosome together; It will divide when it is time for the chromatids to separate.


structure at the center of a chromosome that ensures replication is done properly


the region of the chromosome that holds the two sister chromatids together during mitosis


Region where centrioles are located


- lower, narrow end of the uterus
- connects with the vaginal canal

channel protein

an integral membrane protein that selectively allows molecules across the plasma membrane.

channel proteins

proteins that selectively allow ions or molecules to cross the plasma membrane


highly specific holes that distinguish by element type


where chromosomes are joined


green material in chloroplasts that is needed for plants to make food


green structure in a plant cell that contains chlorophyll


Site of photosynthesis in plants. Contains chlorophyll, is semiautonomous and has two cell membranes.

Chloroplasts (plastids)

The site of photosythesis in plant cells (semiautonomous)


a large, ring-shaped lipid found in cell membranes; the precursor for steroid hormones.


One rod of strand of a chromosome it is an exact copy of the other chromatid in the chromosome.;Two chromatids make up one chromosome


- granular DNA during interphase


Thin strands of DNA that holds instructions for all cellular activities; The form DNA takes when it is actively directing the cell.


Double rod of condensed chromatin.


threadlike structure within the nucleus containing the genetic information that is passed from one generation of cells to the next

Chromosome Movement

- dependent on these cytoplasmic organelles
- centrioles: found in pairs, cylindrical organelles
- centrosome: an area outside the interphase nucleus
- spindle fibers: composed of microtubules, appears near each pair of centrioles, radiate outward.
- asters: spidle fibers in radiating structure
- spindle apparatus: asters extending toward the center of the nucleus, shortens to move chromosomes toward
opposite poles of the cell during the later stages of mitosis


cell parts that determine what traits a living thing will have


Linear strands of DNA located in the nucleus


lipoproteins formed in the cells lining the small intestine following absorption of fats. they are made in the small intestinal cells and transpost dietary lipids to the liver.

Cilia and Flagella

Specialized arrangements of microtubles used for cell motility


portion of golgi nearest the ER where vesicles from the ER are received


a fibrous protein found on the intracellular side of the plasma membrane that helps to invaginate the membrane.


What is the protein necessary for endosome formation?

Cleavage Furrow

A groove formed in the cell membrane of an animal cell going through cytokinesis;It will deepen as fibers contract ,until the cell is split into two cells.


organic substances that assist in enzyme activity such as vitamins


inorganic substances that assist in enzyme activity such as FE2+


- nonprotein molecule required to make enzymes catalytically active
- aid in binding the substrate to the enzyme or stabilizing the enzyme in an active formation
- can be found to their enzymes by weak noncovalent bonds or strong covalent bonds
- prosthetic groups: tightly bound cofactors

Competitive Inhibition

occurs when two molecules, one of which is the substrate and one of which is an inhibitor, compete for the enzyme

s active site


Competitive Inhibitors

- compete with the substrate directly by binding into the active site of the enzyme
- have similar structure to substrate
reversible with increased concentrations of substrate

Compound Light Microscope

- requires contrast between cells and cell structures
- contrast is obtained through staining techniques that results in cell death
- use various stains and dyes
ex: hematoxylin (reveals the distribution of DNA and RNA within a cell due to its affinity for negatively charged molecules)

Connective Tissue

- involved in body support
- specialized connective tissues: bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, adipose tissue and blood

constitutive secretory pathway

continuous secretion of soluble proteins newly synthesized lipids and proteins for the plasma membrane

Corona Radiata

- outer layer of the oocyte cell membrane

Cortical Reaction

- triggered by acrosomal reaction
- calcium ions released into the cytoplasm, initates a series of reaction to form the fertilization membrane
- calcium ion also stimulates increase in ovum


lysosomal digestion of unneeded secretory products


An infolding of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion that houses the electron transport chain and the enzyme catalyzing the synthesis of ATP.


The folds of the inner membrane of mitochondria, contain electron transport chain proteins


the folds of the inner membrane of the mitochondria.


process by which homologous chromosomes exchange pieces, resulting in greater genetic variety


process by which homologous chromosomes exchange pieces, resulting in greater genetic variety

cyclic AMP

cAMP; a cyclic version of adenosine monophosphate, where the phosphate is esterified to both the 5 and the 3 carbons, forming a ring.


one of a family of proteins that regulates the cell cycle in eukaryotic cells

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