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Offline Dharmansh

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What is the fate of dead cells in the body?
« on: 07/11/2011 18:02:25 »
What happen if we have a dead cell? I know it's impossible because there are lysosomes who destroy dead cell's but if we remove lysosomes what will happen and what is the function of dead cells?plzzz help i am confused ??? ??? ???
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Re: What is the fate of dead cells in the body?
« Reply #1 on: 07/11/2011 19:19:34 »
Cellular function varies.  Certainly squamous epithelial cells are "dead cells", that are eventually just sloughed into the environment, replaced by new "dead cells".

Your body has macrophages that are essentially the cellular garbage men.  They can move through tissues to the site where they need to remove debris including dead cells.

Lysosomes are an intracellular component in all animal cells (including macrophages) that are involved with recycling cellular components, and even digestion of foreign bodies within the cells.  There are a number of metabolic disorders related to defects with the Lysosomes.
 

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Re: What is the fate of dead cells in the body?
« Reply #2 on: 09/11/2011 10:44:15 »
And then there's the internal lining of your Gastrointestinal tract. Dead cells of the GI-tract cell walls make out part of your poo :)
 

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