Why do muscle cells need a lot of mitochondria to function?


Why do muscle cells have a high amount of mitochondria?

I approach this by thinking of a cell as my entire body. If I lie in bed and do nothing all day I am like a fat cell. I only need a little energy which I get from a small amount of food in the way that fat cells only a little energy which they get from a small number of mitochondria. On active days I am like a muscle cell. I need lots of food in the way that fat cells need a lot of mitochondria to give them energy. Mitochondria are the energy factories for all cells. ATP synthesis occurs in them by ADP and Pyruvate synthesizing to create ATP, which is energy. Muscle cells work hard to move and contract and this is why they require a lot of energy thus they contain more mitochondria to produce a high level of ATP

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Energy is produced by respiration, the production of energy taking place in mitochondria. Muscles need alot of energy to contract, relax. So perhaps you can begin to understand why muscles need alot of mitochondria?
hellouk
21 January 2013
Mitochondria are the energy factories for all cells. ATP synthesis occurs in them by ADP and Pyruvate synthesising to create ATP, which is energy. Muscle cells work hard and therfore require a lot of energy thus they contain more mitochondria to produce a high level of ATP. I th
heather.pyne
22 January 2013
I approach this by thinking of a cell as my entire body. If i lie in bed and do nothing all day I am like a fat cell. I only need a little energy which i get from a small amount of food in the way that fat cells only a little energy which they get from a small number of mitochondria. On active days I am like a muscle cell. I need lots of food in the way that fat cells need a lot of mitochondria to give them energy. I hope this helps. if you want further help with anything related to biology or require a more in depth answer do not hesitate to contact me.
heather.pyne
22 January 2013
This is because mitochondria produce ATP during aerobic respiration and ATP is needed for muscle to contract. Without the mitochondria the muscle wouldn't be able to contract. If you need any more help please contact me.
Jonathan C.
28 January 2013
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destinyphillips16
20 January 2015
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ปั๊มไลค์
27 May 2020
Muscles cells contain more mitochondria because they have to release large amount of energy quickly for movement.
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17 December 2020
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