The rough endoplasmic reticulum, also called the RER, is involved with protein synthesis. The RER works by producing proteins and helping them fold properly. More »

The rough endoplasmic reticulum synthesizes proteins. Most of the body's cells, except for red blood cells and sperm cells, contain a rough endoplasmic reticulum, and the exact proteins it synthesizes depend upon the typ... More » Science Biology Cells

Perhaps the clearest analogy that can be made to describe the role of the rough endoplasmic reticulum is that of a factory assembly line. Along its surface, which describes as "rough" owing to the ribosome... 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 »

The function of the nucleus in the plant cell is to store the plant's DNA and control the activity of the cell through protein synthesis. The nucleus is enclosed by the nuclear membrane, which has pores for the passage o... More »

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 »

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 » Science Biology Cells