What Is The Difference Between Smooth And Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum

What Is The Difference Between Smooth And Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum


  • 15 Mar, 2012

    The endoplasmic reticulum is a delicate membranous structure contiguous to the nuclear membrane and present in the cytoplasm. It forms an extense net of channels throughout the cell and it is divided in rough and smooth types.The rough endoplasmic reticulum has great amount of ribosomes adhered to the external side of its membrane. The smooth endoplasmic reticulum does not have ribosomes attached to its membrane.The main functions of the rough endoplasmic reticulum are synthesis and storage of proteins made in the ribosomes. The smooth endoplasmic reticulum plays a role in the lipid synthesis and, in muscle cells it is importante in the conduction of the contraction stimulus.Cell Structure Review - Image Diversity: endoplasmic reticulum

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