What are the three key roles of cell division? State each role, and give an example.
1) reproduction: amoeba dividing into two. 2) growth and development: sand dollar embryo dividing after fertilization. 3) tissue renewal: Bone marrow cells divide and give rise to new bone marrow.
What is mean by the cell cycle?
Life of a cell from the time it is formed, from a dividing parent cell, to its division into 2 cells.
What is the meaning of genome?
All of a cell's genetic information.
What is the difference between a humans genome to that of a prokaryotic cell?
Human genome is made up of many molecules of DNA, not just one circular molecule.
How many chromosomes are in a human somatic cell?
Name two types of somatic cells in your body.
Liver cells, skin cells.
What is a gamete?
Name the two types of gametes.
How many chromosomes in a human genome?
Complex of DNA and protein molecules.
Packaged DNA molecule.
1 of 2 identical chromosomal strands.
Specialized region where 2 chromatids are close together
Division of the nucleus
Division of the cytoplasm.
What are the components of the mitotic spindle?
Fibers made of microtubules and associated proteins.
What is the source of the components that make up the mitotic spindle?
Microtubules from the cytoskeleton.
What is another name for the centrosome?
Microtubule organizing center
What happens to the centrosome during interphase? Prophase?
In interphase they replicate, in prophase they move to polar ends.
What is a kinetochore?
A structure o fproteins associated with specific sections of chromosomal DNA at the centromere.
What is the difference between kinetochore and nonkinetechore microtubules.
Kinetochore microtubules attach to the kinetochore of chromosomes and the real the chromosomes in during anaphase. Nonkinetechore microtubules do not attach to chromosomes but they do work to elongate the cell.
What are the components of the mitotic spindle?
Centrisomes and microtubules.
At what end do kinetichore microtubules shorten during anaphase?
From the kinetichore side.
Describe cytokinesis in an animal cell.
Contractile ring of actin cleaves the cytoplasm.
Describe cytokinesis in a plant cell.
Vesicles form a cell plate that divides daughter cells.
How is the cell plate formed?
Vesicles from the golgi move along the cytoskeleton and coalesce to form the cell plate.
Describe binary fusion.
As chromosomal replication begins, the origin of replication produces 2 origins. They travel to opposite sides as chromosomes and replicate. Plasma membrane then grow inwards.
What are the differences in how prokaryotic cells vs. eukaryotic cells reproduce?
Prokaryotes partake in binary fusion, eukaryotes use mitosis and meiosis.
What are the difference in how prokaryotic cells vs. eukaryotic cells in their number of chromosomes. Prokaryotes have 1 long circular strand, eukaryotes have many molecules of DNA.
What are the difference in how prokaryotic cells vs. eukaryotic cell shave the shape of chromosomes. In prokaryotes they are circular, in eukaryotes, they come in pairs.
What control the cell cycle?
Various mechanisms, one being molecules present in the cytoplasm.
What is a cell cycle check point?
Cell cycle control point where stop and go signals regulate the cycle.
What happens at G1 check point and how is it controlled?
Protein kinases give the go ahead for continued growth of organelles.
What happens at G2 check point and how is it controlled?
Cdc gives the go ahead for continued growth.
What happens at M check point and how is it controlled?
MPF controls this check point. If cells pass this check point, they continue on to cell division.
What is the G0 phase?
If the cell does not receive the go ahead for G1, it goes to G0 where it does not replicate.
What is a protein kinase?
Proteins that activate / inactivate other proteins by phosphorilation.
Kinase drives the cell cycle, but they must be activated by attachment of a _______.
The activity of cyclin-dependent kinases rises and falls. Why?
Because its cyclin partner concentration varies.
What does MPF trigger?
What are some specific activities that MPF triggers?
Phosphorilation of proteins to initiate mitosis.
What happens if all the chromosomes kinetochores are not attached to spindle fibers?
Anaphase is not started and the M check point is not passed.
What are growth factors?
Proteins released by other cells that stimulate cells to divide.
How does PDGF stimulate fibroblast division?
It triggers a signal transduction pathway for division.
Define density-dependent inhibition.
Crowded cells stop dividing.
Define anchorage dependence.
To divide, cells must be attached to a substance.
What is the source of the HeLa cells?
Tumor from a woman named Henrieta Lacks.
What is transformation?
When a normal cell becomes a cancer cell.
What is metastasis?
Spread of cancer to locations different from the origin.
What is the difference between a benign tumor and a malignant tumor?
A benign remains at the origin site, a malignant impairs the function of organs.
List two different cancer treatments.
Increased levels of radiation which damage DNA, but regular cells can repair damaged DNA. Cancer cells cannot. Chometherapy works to freeze the mitotic spindle fibers.