Cell Biology

cartoon of a fat cell or adipocyte

Fears of an Adipocyte

cartoon of a fat cell or adipocyte

Adipocytes are fat cells, which specialize in storing energy as fat. There are lots of people out there who make their new year’s resolutions to loose weight. It is no surprising that these fat cells are scared of shrinking or disappearing completely.

Cartoon & biology illustration of epithelial cells held together by tight junctions

Tight Junctions

Cartoon & biology illustration of epithelial cells held together by tight junctions

Epithelial cells form a layer that line several organs of the body providing a barrier to the outside world. In other words, the epithelial cells help to protect or enclose the organs. Epithelial cells are held together by tight junctions, which form a virtually impermeable barrier to prevent leakage of fluid (including molecules and ions) across the …

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Cartoon of plant cell with chloroplasts, vacuole and cell wall generating glucose

Plant Cells

Cartoon of plant cell with chloroplasts, vacuole and cell wall generating glucose

Plant cells and animal cells are both eukaryotic cells. Even though they have a lot of similarities they are different. One of the differences that this cartoon is playing on is the ability of plant cells to generate their own glucose. This is made possible due to the chloroplasts. Animal cells on the other hand …

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