Asked in ScienceCell Biology (cytology)
What enables cells to stay within the limited range of conditions in which they function best?
December 23, 2014 4:05AM
All cells move in some which way; however, the only cells that move at a rapid pace are leukocytes (or White blood cells) because they need to reach the spot of injury as fast as possible. So, the answer is that most cells remain linked together from cell adhesion molecules (aka glycoproteins) and essentially ping in one area. Remember, this varies based on the cell that you're referring to.
December 23, 2014 2:11AM
It all depends on what is called the surface to volume ratio. The inside of the cell (volume) depends on the cell membrane (surface area) for the transportation of nutrients or waste. Therefore, if the cell is larger than how it should be, it will be unable to use whatever it has to and will not function.