Landon Kraus

Pseudostratified Ciliated Columnar epithelial cell

Cell's main function

Pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelial cells help trap harmful particles and transport helpful particles that come in through the lungs.

Most prevalent organelles

Cilia

This contributes to the cell function because the function of this cell is to transport and trap particles and cilia are hair-like extensions that move fluids across the cell and sweep away the harmful particles.

Mitochondria

This contributes to the cell function because the cell needs energy (ATP) to transport the particles all around, and the mitochondria produce that ATP that the cell uses.

Nucleus

This contributes to the cell function because the nucleus runs the entire cell and tells it what to do, it's like the control center of the pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelial cell. Without it nothing would be able to get done.

Type of tissue the cell creates

Ciliated pseudostratified columnar epithelium tissue

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Organ the tissue is found in

Trachea

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How the tissue contributes to organ function

The ciliated pseudostratified columnar epithelium tissue helps the trachea function because the hair-like cilia that protrude from the tissue help transport particles and block harmful debris from damaging the tissues underneath.