Membrane system within the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell (see eukaryote), important in the synthesis of proteins and lipids. The ER usually makes up more than half the membrane of the cell and is continuous with the outer membrane of the nuclear envelope (see nucleus). There are two distinct regions of ER: the rough ER, or RER (so called because of the protein-synthesizing ribosomes attached to it), and the smooth ER (SER), which is not associated with ribosomes and is involved in the synthesis of lipids and the detoxification of some toxic chemicals.
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Reticulum (reticle), is one of the minor southern constellations. It was introduced in the early 17th century by the astronomer Isaac Habrecht, who named it Rhombus. It was later renamed by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille to commemorate the reticle, which was a scientific instrument used to measure star positions.
Since it was introduced in the 18th century, there is no earlier mythology associated with it.
SERCA in genesis of arrhythmias: what we already know and what is new?(sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum calcium pump)(Clinical report)
Jul 01, 2007; ABSTRACT This review mainly focuses on the structure, function of the sarco(endo)plasmic Reticulum calcium pump (SERCA)...