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Martyabout 4 years ago

How does mature Erythrocytes get their energy despite the loss of their mitochondria? Also how does it control its activities as it lacks nucleus whose function is to control all activities of the cell?

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about 4 years ago

RBCs are there to supply oxygen in the body and they do so via the help of hemoglobin. So, they are designed to have maximum area to incorporate hemoglobin to supply maximum hemoglobin that they can incorporate and thus they have no cell organelle like nucleus or mitochondria. But like any cell they do require energy but their energy needs are very low which can be obtained solely by glycolysis and it doesn't take up that much space in the RBC like a cell organelle would take.

about 4 years ago

Thanks Dr, but where is the glycolysis takes place within the RBC?

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