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Contractile

Having the property of contracting.


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Cells

... and movement:a single cell cannot have a good skeletal system along with a good locomotor system at the same time(related to cytoskeleton and contractile elements). and so on.... the point is smaller cells = more cells at the same volume = more specialization of function = more efficient of ...

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by mieuses
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:31 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cells
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Views: 5069

Since each myofibrill is attached at either end of the.....

... muscle cells that contain sarcomeres, which are the basic unit of muscle fibres. They span the entire length of muscle cells and are made of contractile actomyosin that allows them to contract. When a large number of sarcomeres are compelled to contract this causes the myofibrils to shorten ...

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by Babybel56
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:30 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Since each myofibrill is attached at either end of the.....
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Views: 5707

Re: Unusual cell division- Identifying mutant protein and genes

... a phase of mitosis, but rather a separate process, necessary for completing cell division. In animal cells, a cleavage furrow (pinch) containing a contractile ring develops where the metaphase plate used to be, pinching off the separated nuclei.[17] In both animal and plant cells, cell division ...

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by dharavsolanki
Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:07 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Unusual cell division- Identifying mutant protein and genes
Replies: 4
Views: 4629

Need help with an alien cell (for a plausible fiction)

... - Central Vacuole sub - Maintains cell's structure by storing water - becomes largest Ebulloids. Mainly found in flora. - Ponderabulloid - Contractile Vacuole sub - Ejects unwanted fluids and maintains a suitable fluid concentration within the cell. - Nutriobulloid - Food Vacuole sub - ...

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by TemporalV01D
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:48 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Need help with an alien cell (for a plausible fiction)
Replies: 3
Views: 9725

Re:

... reaction starting with calcium interacting with some complex protein molecules in each of the cells. This Ca— protein interaction brings about the contractile event and is a chemical reaction using ATP (adenosine triphosphate) as the energy source to drive each contraction. A chemical reaction ...

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by cluedo
Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:15 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heart rate and temperature
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