The cheek cells, also called epithelium cells, are responsible for maintaining moisture in the oral cavity which in turn aids in digestion, softening food for consumption and facilitating swallowing. Cheek cells constant... More »

The main function of muscle cells is to produce contractions of the muscle. Impulses are sent through the nervous system along the muscle cells and cause the muscle to contract. More »

Some of the main functions of skin cells are to provide protection, perceive and transmit sensation, control evaporation and regulate temperature. Skin cells, which are epithelial cells, are also self-repairing and repro... More »

The function of transitional epithelium cells is to protect the urinary system against the toxic effects of urine. Additionally, transitional epithelium cells stretch to accommodate the volume of the bladder and other or... More »

The main function of the gullet, otherwise known as the esophagus, is to transfer food and drinks from the mouth to begin digestion in the stomach, according to University of Maryland Medical Center. The muscles of the e... More »

Animal cells function in a variety of ways, depending on the type of cell they are, but common cells perform functions such as digestion, support and nerve transmission. There are a number of different types of cells in ... More »

Egg cells have adaptations in formation, structure and genetic makeup that enable them to function. Egg cells have similar genetic composition to sperm, but their physical structure and initial formation are unique. More »