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 endoplasmic reticulum is a net-like labyrinth of minuscule tubes and flattened sacs that extend from the cytoplasm in individual cells, according to Molecular Biology of the Cell, 4th edition. The ER membrane forms a... More » Science Biology Molecular Biology & DNA

The endoplasmic reticulum was discovered in 1945 by researchers Ernest Fullman, Keith Porter and Albert Claude. The endoplasmic reticulum is separated into two categories. The parts of the organelle with ribosomes on the... More » Science Biology Cells
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