Heal Yourself At Home
DIY SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR HEALTH
side bar
GSE The Human Cell 101 - Simple to understand

The Human Cell 101

Cell Parts

Differing in size, shape, and function, the cell is the smallest functional unit of tissues and organs - Each cell is somewhat self-contained and self-maintaining:

–    It can take in nutrients, convert these nutrients into energy, carry out specialized functions, and reproduce

–    Human cells have a surrounding protective membrane - enclosing a salty, watery cytoplasm in which is floating a set of membrane-bound organelles ("little organs"), which perform a number of vital functions for the cell.

For example:

✔ The cell nucleus houses DNA - the cell's genetic blueprint containing the building instructions for various protein molecules, such as enzymes;

✔ The mitochondrion - is the cell's “Power Plant”

✔ The endoplasmic reticulum - is the transport network for active molecules;

✔ Ribosome –primary site of protein synthesis

✔ The Golgi complex/apparatus –    is the cell's central delivery system and a site for protein processing, packaging, and transport.

✔ Lysosome - contain enzymes that break down waste materials and cellular debris

✔ Centriole – two per cell; help with mitosis and meisosis when cell divides.

DISCLAIMER: The content on this website is intended for informational, and educational purposes only and not as a substitute for the medical advice, treatment or diagnosis of a licensed health professional. The author of this website is a researcher, not a health professional, and shall in no event be held liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive or other damages arising from any use of the content of this website. Any references to health benefits of specifically named products on this site are this website author's sole opinion and are not approved or supported by their manufacturers or distributors. COPYRIGHT 2009-2017