Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Cell
BY; KrystaL Hernandez Andrade
September 19, 2016
Cell Walls are only found in plant cells, it protects the cell and everything inside. Like Hogwarts, it protects it's students from outside harm. A Cell Wall is not an impenetrable fortress, it has holes in it to help connect with other cells. Vacuoles are storage bins to cells, like the Cell Wall, they are only found in plant cells. They store food or any nutrients the cell might need to survive.
Vacuole is the bright blue obejct in the middle
The Rough ER is involved in some prodution of poteins, quality control and delivering them, kind of how the owls send and deliver your post/mail, it's rough because it's covered in Ribosomes. The Smooth ER is apart of the production of fats and hormones, it''s smooth because it is not covered in Ribosomes.
Endoplasmic Reticulum (Rough and Smooth)
The Rough ER is located towards the back, covered in Ribosomes. The Smooth ER is towards the front with nothing aattached to it.
The Golgi Apparatus is another packaging cell like the Endoplasmic Reticulum. The Golgi gathers simple molecules and makes them more complex molecules, packs them in Vesicles and stores them for later or sends them out. It can be compared to the Owlery in Harry Potter, it's a place where all the mail is put and sent out.
The Golgi can also create complex sugars and send them off
The purpose of Lysosomes is to digest things, they could digest food or break down a cell when it dies. Like a Dementor who digest all of or happiness. A Lysosome is a vesicle that holds enzymes. The enzyme proteins were first made in the Endoplasmic Reticulum.
Lysosomes are little digestion machines
Microvilli have a wide variety of functions, they absorb secretion, cellular adhesion and mechanotransduction. It can be compared to Hermione's never ending bag that hrld everything they needed. Microvilli are formed as cell extensions.
Microfilaments poking out of a cell
There are nine groups of microtubules
Every animal-like cell has two centrioles. They are there to help the cell when it comes time to divide; like Voldemort when he spilt the entire Wizarding World into two, good and bad. Both of the centrioles work in the process of Mitosis and Meiosis. You cannot see them when the cell is dividing.
Enzymes are molecules that act as catalysts and help actions occur everywhere. Much like Death Eaters who helped Lord Voldmort cause chaos and destruction. Enzymes are specfic catalysts and usually work to complete one task.
Enzymes are small and shaped like coils
DNA is what carries our genetic makeup. Harry got half his DNA from his mother and half from his father. DNA contains instructions for growth, develpment, functioning, and reproduction. DNA is a nucleic acid. The two strands in DNA are polynucleotides.
DNA carries our genetic makeup
Facilitated Diffusion is the process of letting molecules in and out, much like the gatekeeper at Hogwarts keeping traking of who is coming in. Facilitated Diffusion does not require energy.
Molecules go from high concentration to low concentration