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 »

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 »

Examples of scientific management for organizing production include the assembly line at Henry Ford's automobile plants and using production schedules and records systems at Pullman and Remington Typewriter companies. Th... More »

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 » Science Biology Cells

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

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 »

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 »