The endoplasmic reticulum has numerous functions including the manufacture of membranes and secretory proteins, carbohydrate and lipid synthesis and the detoxification of compounds. The function depends on which cells ? ... More » Science Biology Cells

The rough endoplasmic reticulum synthesizes proteins. Most of the body's cells, except for red blood cells and sperm cells, contain a rough endoplasmic reticulum, and the exact proteins it synthesizes depend upon the typ... More » Science Biology Cells

An analogy for smooth endoplasmic reticulum are the halls of a factory through which information passes. The information in the case of a cell is messenger RNA. More » Science Human Anatomy
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