What does cytoplasm do in an animal cell?

What does cytoplasm do in an animal cell?

The cytoplasm functions to support and suspend organelles and cellular molecules. Many cellular processes also occur in the cytoplasm, such as protein synthesis, the first stage of cellular respiration (known as glycolysis), mitosis, and meiosis.

What would happen to an animal cell if it did not have a nucleus?

Without nucleus the cell will lose its control. It can not carry out cellular reproduction. Also, the cell will not know what to do and there would be no cell division. Gradually, the cell may die.

Why human blood cells do not have nucleus?

Red blood cells have adapted this characteristic (no nucleus) for several reasons. It simply allows the red blood cell to have more hemoglobin. The more hemoglobin you have, the more oxygen molecules you can carry. Lack of nucleus in RBC also allows the cell to have an unique bi concave shape that helps with diffusion.

Why blood cells have no nucleus?

Red Blood Cells are produced in the bone marrow and they have a nucleus when they are initially produced. Later, they lose nucleus in order to accommodate more haemoglobin so that they can transport more amount of oxygen. Therefore they are still considered as cells.

What stimulates RBC production?

Erythropoietin is a hormone, produced mainly in the kidneys, which stimulates the production and maintenance of red blood cells.

What drugs increase RBC count?

Medication to stimulate RBC production: A hormone called erythropoietin is produced in the kidneys and liver and stimulates the bone marrow to produce RBCs. Erythropoietin can be used as a treatment for some forms of anemia.

What organ removes dead red blood cells?

As you’ve seen, your spleen is often on the “front lines” of your body; in fact, your spleen is a busy organ – especially considering its small size. Your spleen’s main function is to act as a filter for your blood. It recognizes and removes old, malformed, or damaged red blood cells.