kidney and liver cells

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kidney and liver cells

Post by kimbermore » Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:21 pm

have a large presence of mitochondria. This tells me that they are active, busy cells - is this because they are the site for ATP production? or is there another reason that I am just not getting?

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Post by MrMistery » Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:24 pm

Most metabolic processes require ATP. ATP is provided by mithocondria from glucose. That is why these cells need a large number of mithocondria to provide the ATP for their super active metabolism.
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