Cellular Respiration in the Body-SECTION 7- Active Reading Worksheets For this section, we are going to cover the active or spontaneous reading of the body. I suggest you take a sheet of note paper and label it, ‘bookmark’ this section for later reference. If you were reading a book in a public library you would pick up your book out of your book shelf and turn to that part of the book and start reading. I’m assuming here that you are reading this sheet of paper in your own home.
The whole chapter is going to focus on the organs and tissues of the body. You may want to refer back to previous sections and chapters and get a feel for the key information. You are not required to understand everything you read, but it’s very helpful to have a basic understanding of the major organs and other body parts.
The cells of the body are made up of a protein called collagen. It’s the same protein as you find in your own body. Collagen is made up of smaller proteins called glycosaminoglycans. You will also learn how the cells themselves express these glycosaminoglycans.
There is a significant amount of collagen in the joints, muscle, bones, cartilage, skin, and the like. It’s very important for the process of cellular respiration. We can’t function well without collagen in these areas.
As the cells need glycosaminoglycans for the synapse, they then produce glycosaminoglycans as an answer. This produces two different kinds of molecules: Collagen type I’s and type II’s. The Collagen type I’s help hold the synapse together, while the type II’s do the actual chemical reactions to create the synapse.
The collagen type I’s are not affected by heat, cold, lack of oxygen, oxygen deprivation, aqueous, phospholipid, alcohols, proteins, protein complexes, hydrogen ions, and most of the elements in the body. The different types of Glycosaminoglycan’s are susceptible to a lot of things. It is therefore necessary to know how to protect your Collagen type I’m from several different areas of damage.
The most common form of damage that Collagen type I’s are exposed to is from UV light, hydrogen ions, hydroxyl acids, chemicals, aqueous solutions, air, etc. All of these will cause the collagen type I’m to begin to weaken. You can protect the Collagen type I’m with the use of topical vitamin E oils, and topical antioxidants.
The biggest factor for cell respiration is oxygen. So, to help your cells keep oxygen flowing you should add in some oxygen using Oxygen For Active Reading Worksheets. You can find these at Amazon by searching the word, ‘oxygen’ under the title, or go online and use your favorite search engine to find them.