An Introduction to Medical Science: A Comprehensive Guide to by N. Durkin

By N. Durkin

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It is thought that when specific information for protein synthesis is required in 28 AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL SCIENCE a cell that is not dividing, that portion -of the chromatin containing the information uncoils or straightens out so that messenger RNA can be transcribed from DNA. Just as you cannot read your newspaper when it is crumpled up in a ball, so it is that the DNA message cannot be read and transcribed to messenger RNA when the DNA is in the tightly coiled chromatin form. The forces causing the chromatin to uncoil and to enable messenger RNA to be transcribed are not yet known.

If you were to take a sample of blood, place it in a test tube and spin it in a centrifuge, the heavier red cells would be quickly forced to the bottom and there would be a distinct separation between the cells and the clear plasma. For example, a tube 10 cm long is filled with blood and spun in a centrifuge. 5/10 or 45%. ) The average haematocrit for an adult man is 47% with a normal range of from 42 to 50%; the average haematocrit for an adult woman is 42% with a normal range of from 39 to 48%.

Other molecules, like glucose, cannot enter some cells unassisted and need insulin to facilitate their entry into the cell. Some small molecules like sodium ions can penetrate the membrane but are rapidly pumped out of the cell back to the extracellular fluid. Some molecules cannot cross the membrane at all and some large molecules, particles and even other cells can enter still other cells only by a process known as phagocytosis. In this process the molecule, particle or cell is wrapped in the cell's membrane and surrounded by the cell.

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