Cellular Housekeeping Functions
Cellular Housekeeping Functions

Cellular Housekeeping Functions

by Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

The cell is the building block of all living structures in the human body, so learning the basic principles of cell function will serve you well in understanding tissue pathology. Because there are so many functions that a cell can perform, there is opportunity for error every second of every day. Our cells have evolved to detect these threats and correct them, but sometimes germline or somatic mutations lead to irreversible pathology. For example, a cell membrane defect might lead to paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria or hereditary spherocytosis, while defects in ion transporters may lead to cystic fibrosis. Each pathway of the cell and its organelles is subject to dysregulation and disease, but it is important to understand each of thee core “housekeeping” functions of the cell before diving into the pathology. In this course, you will learn both.

Course Details

  • Videos 41
  • Duration 2:45 h
  • Quiz questions 84
  • Concept Pages 18


Your Educators of course Cellular Housekeeping Functions

 Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Dr. Richard N. Mitchell is the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, USA.

He obtained his PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from Rockefeller University in 1980, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1984. Currently, he is Program Director of the Health Sciences and Technology Education and Curriculum at Harvard Medical School.

Due to his achievements, he earned the ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award in 2013.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Mitchell teaches courses on Pathology.

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By Hilda Maria P. on 30. August 2023 for Frameworks of Cellular Pathology

Extremely clear. In few minuts teaches many concepts. Is interesting to listen his lecture.

By Dr Aamir Saleem M. on 18. November 2022 for Cellular Housekeeping Functions

Beautiful explanation plus integration between the subjects so it becomes easy for answering any clinical based MCQ

Great class
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Greatings from Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Great lecture, profesor. I like very much of your classes, this particularly, it is helping me a lot within a presentation that i have to make at my medical school.

By Debra J. on 18. September 2022 for Cellular Housekeeping Functions

The Professor does an excellent job explaining the topics very well.