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How does the cell wall function in human bodies?

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October 12, 2010 8:45PM

Humans are animals, and animal cells lack a cell wall. Now, as for digesting cellulose, which "is the structural component of the primary cell wall of green plants" (Wikipedia); the human body lacks the enzyme necessary to break down cellulose. Therefore, since the human body neither has it nor can digest it, cell walls are quite useless (from a biological perspective).