The smooth endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is the part of the ER that does not have ribosomes attached to the cytoplasmic side of the membrane. It forms a tubular structure, distinct from the rough ER that is evenly distribut... More »

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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 »

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The endoplasmic reticulum is an organelle that functions as a manufacturing and packaging center for the cell. Each cell has a smooth endoplasmic reticulum and a rough endoplasmic reticulum. More »

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The smooth endoplasmic reticulum is a part of the endoplasmic reticulum that does not have ribosomes attached to the cytoplasmic side of the membrane. It has a tubular structure rather than the sheet structure of the rou... More »

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The smooth endoplasmic reticulum, or smooth ER, performs functions in several metabolic processes, including synthesis of steroids, lipids and phospholipids, as well as the metabolism of carbohydrates, elimination of dru... More »

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According to the British Society for Cell Biology, rough endoplasmic reticulum is studded with ribosomes. Rough ER is a cellular membrane-bound organelle involved in protein production, protein folding, quality control a... More »

Smooth endoplasmic reticulum is primarily involved with the production of lipids and removing drugs or poisons from the body, according to the British Society for Cell Biology. Rough endoplasmic reticulum is involved in ... More »