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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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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 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 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 »

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