Why do liver cell contain so many mitochondria?
liver cell has many function included metaolism . Metabolism require enery .
Cells that require the most energy contain the most energy generating mitochondria. The cells of the brain, the skeletal muscle and heart muscle, and the eye contain the highest number of mitochondria (as many as 10,000 per cell) while the skin cells, which do not require much energy, contain only a few hundred of them.
The only way to kill the mitochondria in the cell is.... die. Life's processes are fueled by the energy that the mitochondria produce with the molecules that are taken in whether be plant or animal. Animal cells may contain more than one mitochondria for each cell. There can be as many as 20 individual mitochondria housed in a single cell.
Liver cells are the site of the most catabolic and anabolic reactions, with glycolysis, glycogenesis, gluconeogenesis occuring throughout the day. The majority of these processes are carried out by enzymes of the mitochondria and a higher number means larger reaction rate. So, the liver cells have many mitochondria to cope up with the reaction burden and also to provide energy for anabolic processes.
Mitochondria is the organelles that break down food molecules so that the cell has the energy to live. Depending on the job the cell has, its the amount of mitochondria it carries. The more energy the cell needs to surivive, the more mitochondria it has. A single human cell can carry up to several thousands of mitochondria. Benjamin2010