What Does the Endoplasmic Reticulum Do?


They may serve specialized functions in the cell including protein synthesis, sequestration of calcium, production of steroids, storage and production of glycogen, and insertion of membrane proteins.
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Endoplasmic Reticulum
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a network of flattened sacs and branching tubules that extends throughout the cytoplasm in plant and animal cells. These sacs and tubules are all interconnected by a single continuous membrane so that the organelle... More »
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a tubular network fused to nuclear membrane. Its functions include mechanical support, transport and synthesis (especially of proteins by rough ER).
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