Platelet adhesion is mediated by von Willebrand factor(vWF), which sticks circulating platelets to the area of damaged vessel wall by binding to its receptors located in platelet membrane glycoprotein Ib. The adherent platelets then undergo a “release reaction,” adenosine diphosphate(ADP), thromboxane A2(TXA2), and other components which act in concert to recruit and activate additional platelets from the circulation to the site of vascular injury. In the process of platelet aggregation (platelet-platelet interactions), fibrinogen (or vWF under conditions of high shear stress) mediates the final formation of an occlusive platelet plug, If the plug contains only platelets it is termed a white thrombus; if red blood cells (RBCs) are present it is called a red thrombus.(2) Negative feedback of the plug formation is controlled by prostacyclin released by the endothelium and this reduces platelet aggregation. White blood cells(WBCs) in the area also release proteins that prevent the clot getting out of control. Plasma enzymes will also break down adenosine triphosphate(ATP) that is found circulating near the plug, and thus reduce the amount of energy available to the
These ions diffuse into the sarcomere and bind onto troponin C which is located on the thin filaments of the myofibrils known as actin. The binding of ca2+ onto troponin results in a conformational change of tropomyosin, which normally obstructs the actin-myosin head binding site. The conational changes orientates the positioning of tropomyosin thus allowing the binding site to be exposed. The thick filament of the myofibrils also known as myosin, consists of a head structure which poses ADP and inorganic phosphate.
It binds to receptors on the plasma membranes of other cells and then activates them, changing their phenotypes.1 PAF transmits signals between cells acting as a hormone, cytokine, or other signaling type molecule and this can trigger inflammatory and thrombotic cascades. If left unregulated by a deficiency in the PAF-AH enzyme used to regulate it, PAF signaling can cause inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease where the fluid between joints becomes inflamed and this disease may have PAF involved.3 PAF is synthesized (Fig. 2) through one of two enzymatic pathways, one pathway that substitutes an acetyl group for the long-chain fatty acyl group of cellular phospholipids. (Remodeling) The other is de novo pathway to form PAF parallels phospholipid synthesis, in which a phosphocholine function is transferred to alkyl acetyl glycerol.5
In many cases the association process is a part of biological function as in blood clotting or the formation of muscle fibers. Aggregation of proteins also leads to perturbation of the biological function with sometimes serious physiological consequences as in the formation of cataracts in the lens of the eye or amyloid fibrils associated with Alzheimer’ and other neurological diseases. From a colloid chemistry perspective, protein self-association is a special case of the general problem of colloid stability. There are two important aspects of the protein systems in this respect: first in contrast to colloids in general the system can be obtained in pure form and then represent a true single component. Second the protein has a complex molecular structure and one should expect protein- protein interactions to be highly directional.
Cell Biology BI309 Mini-Review 1 Title: Dynein Motor Proteins In order for eukaryotic cells to be motile they use motor proteins that are propelled by ATP. There are three classes of motor proteins; myosin, kinesin and dynein. Dynein is the motor protein to be discussed in detail for this review.
Proteins are complex macromolecules that are formed by elements carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen. Proteins composed of one or more polypeptide chains of amino acids. The main functions of proteins are to structure, support, protect, make movement, catalyst, transport and make hormones in human body. In the structural role, collagen and elastin provide support for connective tissue. Actin and myosin are proteins that involved in muscle contraction and movement.
The amino acid glutamate normally contains a single negatively charged COO-, or carboxylic acid group in its side chain. An additional COO- group allows glutamate to bind positively charged calcium ions much more effectively. Vitamin K is an essential cofactor in the enzymatic reaction producing gamma
Hypothalamus Gland Hormones and Their Functions Katherine M. Gaub Western Dakota Tech Hypothalamus Gland Hormones and Their Functions The Hypothalamus gland is responsible for regulating certain metabolic processes and other activities of the autonomic nervous system such as, controlling the body temperature, hunger, thirst, fatigue, sleep, attachment behavior, and circadian rhythms. This gland, which is about the size of an almond, is located at the base of the brain and is near the Pituitary gland and just below the thalamus. The Hypothalamus contains neurons that are responsible for releasing different hormones. The hormones that are secreted are; Gonadotropin releasing hormone, Thyrotropin releasing hormone, Corticotropin releasing hormone,
PERMEATION MACHINERY OF GATED ION CHANNELS Introduction: Permeation means to pass through a pore, channel or a tube like structure and permeation machinery, a term attributed to overall structure of apparatus that is responsible for ion movement across plasma membrane. This apparatus involves channels that are commonly known as ion channels. Ion channels are pore-forming membrane proteins whose functions include establishing a resting membrane potential, shaping action potentials and other electrical signals by gating the flow of ions across the cell membrane, controlling the flow of ions across secretory and epithelial cells, and regulating cell volume. Ion channels are present in the membranes of all cells.
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