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Basic Unit of Life
What are the three main structural features of all cells?
Cell Membrane, Nucleus and Cytoplasm
What does the cell membrane do?
Acts as a barrier for the cell and controls movement of molecules out-to-in and in-to-out side of the cell.
What does the nucleus do?
'Control center' of the cell; controls almost all of cell functions
What are the two components of cytoplasm?
Cytosol-the 'broth' gel fluid inside the cell
Organelles-the 'beef & veggies' means "little organs" of the cells
What is endoplasmic reticulum(ER)?
the 'production plant' for proteins; rebuilds, strengthens, remodels, new cell membrane and secretory product
Outside of the cell, ie protein synthesis
Inside the cell, ie forms new membrane
What is the golgi complex?
Works with ER; modifies,packages & delivers, distributes proteins