The activity of the cells and their organelles on the cytoskeleton can be measured by making a worksheet. The forms in which the activities of the cells and their organelles are measured can be varied according to the needs of the researcher.
The cytoskeleton is known as the sole mechanism of adhesion. Cells and their organelles can not move without the cytoskeleton. The cytoskeleton is composed of spindle-shaped microtubules, plasma membrane, and four different subunits, namely sarcoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, actin, and the ribosome. These cells are connected by the actin filaments, which are covered with microtubules. Microtubules are made up of single and double helices and eight different subunits which include the genes pore, microtubules, acid, proton gradient, and carbonic anhydrase.
The interaction of the cytoskeleton acts like the glue of living organisms which keeps them together. The cytoskeleton is involved in the structural supports of cells and tissues that hold the cells and tissues together. As a result, the cytoskeleton is responsible for keeping the cells and tissues in place.
On the other hand, the cytoskeleton plays an important role in DNA replication and repair in the cells. The cytoskeleton makes up a major part of the nucleic acids. In addition, the cytoskeleton helps in the attachment of proteins to the chromosomes and the proteins to the chromosomes is responsible for the segregation of the chromosomes.
With the help of the cytoskeleton, the cells and their organelles are able to move. This is possible because of the cross linking of the cytoskeleton to the actin filaments, thereby creating the Golgi apparatus. The Golgi apparatus is a great storage for the protein that provides the three-dimensional structure and cohesiveness of the cells and their organelles. However, without the Golgi apparatus, the cells and their organelles will not be able to move.
The cytoskeleton can also be used in the study of the mechanisms of action of cytotoxic drugs. The cytotoxic drug works in two different manners, in oncogenesis and cytotoxicity.
In oncogenesis, the cytotoxic drugs lead to increased cell division. On the other hand, cytotoxicity is the ability of the cytotoxic drugs to destroy or kill cancer cells. The cytotoxic drugs lead to one of the ways of cell survival or the death of the cells, therefore, cell death can be directly attributed to the cytotoxic activity of the cytotoxic drugs.
The cytoskeleton can be studied in more details through using the worksheet that contains the information about the cytoskeleton. Once the information is fed into the worksheet, the reader will be able to make a figure out which structure is in charge of providing support to the cells and their organelles.