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The duties of the smooth endoplasmic reticulum vary depending on the type of cell, but one of the most important functions of this cellular structure is the synthesis of phospholipids and cholesterol. The smooth endoplas... 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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In addition to other jobs, the endoplasmic reticulum creates and folds proteins and then carries these synthesized substances to the Golgi apparatus via the vesicles. The endoplasmic reticulum also executes sorting activ... 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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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 »

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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 »

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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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