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									    Chapter 6F cont.
    The Cell:
    Endomembrane System–
        Lysosomes, Peroxisomes,
        Vacuoles, Vesicles

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    § Structure
         u   membrane-bounded sac of hydrolytic
             enzymes that digests macromolecules
             § enzymes & membrane of lysosomes are
               synthesized by rough ER & transferred to
               the Golgi

        only in
        animal cells
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                                                    1960 | 1974
    § Function
         u   a little “stomach” for the cell
              § lyso– = breaking things apart
              § –some = body
         u   also the “clean up crew” of the cell

Why was this discovery
so important?

                   1974 Nobel prize: Christian de Duve
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   Cellular digestion
   § Lysosomes fuse with food vacuoles
   § Polymers are
      digested into
       u     pass to cytosol
             to become nutrients
             of cell

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                                    Where old proteins go to die!
   The Recycler
     Fuse with organelles or macromolecules in cytosol to
     recycle materials

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   Lysosomal enzymes
     § Lysosomal enzymes work best at pH 5
         u   organelle creates custom pH
         u   how?
              § proteins in lysosomal membrane pump H+ ions from
               the cytosol into lysosome
         u   why?
              § enzymes are very sensitive to pH
         u   why?
              § enzymes are proteins — pH affects structure
         u   why evolve digestive enzymes which function at
             pH different from cytosol?
              § digestive enzymes won’t function well if leak into
               cytosol = don’t want to digest yourself!
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   When things go wrong…                          Tay-Sachs
     § What if a lysomome digestive
        enzyme doesn’t function?
         u   don’t digest a biomolecule
              § instead biomolecule collects in
              § lysosomes fill up with
                undigested material
         u   lysosomes grow larger & larger
              § eventually disrupt cell & organ
     § “Lysosomal storage diseases”
        are usually fatal
         u   Tay-Sachs disease
              § lipids build up in brain cells
              § child dies before age 5

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   Sometimes its supposed to work
   that way…
    § Apoptosis = cell death
         u   critical role in programmed destruction
             of cells in multicellular organisms
              § auto-destruct mechanism
                  w “cell suicide”
              § some cells have to die in an organized
                fashion, especially during development
                  w ex: development of space between your fingers
                   during embryonic development
                 w ex: if cell grows improperly this self-destruct
                   mechanism is triggered to remove damaged cell
                     n cancer over-rides this to enable tumor growth

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    Fetal development

                               15 weeks

6 weeks

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    § Other digestive enzyme sacs
         u in both animals & plants
         u breakdown fatty acids to sugars

              § easier to transport & use as energy source
         u   detoxify cell
              § detoxifies alcohol &
                other poisons
         u   produce peroxide (H2O2)
              § must breakdown
               H 2O 2 ® H 2O

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   Vacuoles & vesicles
    § Function
         u   little “transfer ships”
              § Food vacuoles
                 w phagocytosis, fuse with lysosomes
              § Contractile vacuoles
                 w in freshwater protists, pump excess H2O
                   out of cell
              § Central vacuoles
                 w in many mature plant cells

                           “Let’s go to the video tape!”
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   Vacuoles in plants
    § Functions
         u   storage
             § stockpiling proteins or inorganic ions
             § depositing metabolic byproducts
             § storing pigments
             § storing defensive
               compounds against
             § selective membrane
                w control what comes
                  in or goes out￿

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   Putting it all together…

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