Episode 17: The Eukaryotic Cell
In this week’s episode, Lebaron and Dave discuss what the eukaryotic cell is. We give a detailed description of the endosymbiotic theory of the evolution of eukaryotic cells from prokaryotes. Moving from there we delve into the organelles of the eukaryotic cell, what their functions are, and how they relate to one another. The organelles discussed are the nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, golgi body, mitochondria, ribosomes, chloroplasts, lysosomes, endosomes, and exosomes. We finish the discussion by going into more details of the cell by discussing what our previous research and future research entails with regards to the eukaryotic cell. In this perspective, we discuss our research in relation to the topics and definitions we discuss throughout the show. Dave goes into detail about the cellular adhesion molecules known as integrins and their downstream pathways. Lee focuses on the regulation of transcription factors, enhancers, and other genetic regulatory sequences and factors in relation to the technology he will be using to research these concepts.
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