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 » Science Human Anatomy

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 » Science Biology Cells

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 » Science Biology Cells
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