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Could it be beneficial to artificially induce fever in a person who has an illness if they are not already experiencing fever? No, not really. Pretty much the only use of hyperthermia in medicine is in the treatment of cancer. If you google "use of hyperthermia in medical treatment", you'll likely only find two kinds of hits: those for cancer treatment ...
The critical element here is that building materials that need to be absorbed, or waste materials that need excretion have to cross the cell membrane. The larger the surface of the cell's membrane relative to its volume, the faster the exchange rate. The book section you linked in the comments mentions the following on p.14: The volume [of a spherical ...
Actually, hyperthermia is a known treatment for a range of diseases, including cancer. Induced hyperthermia can be whole-body as well as local/regional and is under investigation in multiple studies (for example).
Two things... Rapidly proliferating tissues (esp tumours) rewire their energy metabolism anyway to aerobic glycolysis where you have energy being produced by lactic acid fermentation even if oxygen is present. This is called the Warburg effect.Here's the thing about "low yield" though - glycolysis chucks out less ATP per reaction at the end, but you can ...
In Ascherio & Willen (1997) it is mentioned that, and I quote: [...] Trans fatty acids increase plasma concentrations of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and reduce concentrations of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol relative to the parent natural fat. [...] [T]rans fatty acids increased the plasma ratio of total to HDL ...
BioNumbers is a great site to answer this kind of question. This search produced a link to this paper , which has measurements for mitochondria per cell for multiple species and cell type.
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