Endomembrane system

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  1. name the parts of a lysome
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  2. what is the function of a lysome?
    • breaks down waste materials using acid hydrolase enzymes.
    • digests excess or worn out organelles, viruses or bacteria
  3. what is phagocytosis?
    large particle substances are taken up by a cell and carried out by some protists.
  4. lysomes use their hydrolytic enzymes to recycle the cells own organic material. what is this process called?
  5. how does autophagy play out?
    • a damaged organelle or a small amount of cytosol gets surrounded by a double membrane and a lysosome fuses with the outer membrane of the vesicle.
    • the enzymes break apart the material and the organic monomers are returned to the cytosol for reuse.
  6. what are vacuoles?
    membrane bound vesicles whos functions differ depending on the type of cell
  7. food vacuoles
    formed by phagocytosis to be used by microorganisms or particles to be used as food by the cell
  8. contractile vacuole
    helps move water out of the cell
  9. central vacole
    in plants. it's roles involve reproduction, growth and development
  10. The endomembrane system. What is it?
    an extensive network of membranes within a cell.
  11. the ER consists of a network of membranous tubules and sacs. What are they called?
  12. what are the 2 types of Endoplasmic reticulum?
    how do they differ?
    Smooth ER and Rough ER

    • the rough ER has ribosomes on the outer surface of the membrane and therefore looks rough under a microscope.
    • The smooth Er is lacking ribosomes
  13. what kind of tasks does the endomembrane system carry out in the cell?
    • the synthesis of proteins
    • transport of proteins into membranes and organelles
    • transport out of the cell
    • metabolism and movement of lipids
    • detox of poisons
  14. what organelles make up the endomembrane system?
    • the nuclear envelope
    • the endoplasmic reticulum
    • the Golgi apparatus
    • lysosomes
    • different types of vacuoles
    • plasma membrane
  15. what are the functions of the smooth ER?
    vary with cell type:

    • synthesis of lipids (incl. oils)
    • metabolism of carbohydrates
    • detox of drugs and poisons
  16. how does detoxification work in a cell?
    addition of hydroxyl groups to drugs that make them more soluble and easier to flush from the body
  17. what are the tubules and flattened sacs called in the ER
  18. what are the functions of the rough ER?
    manufactures membranes and secretory proteins

    the proteins and the membranes move to the smooth ER to be transferred to other locations.
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Endomembrane system
2011-06-08 05:30:33

smooth ER, Rough ER, lysomes, vacuoles,
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