endoplasmic reticulum


a: Endoplasmic reticulum ~
b: a massive shipping facility


"About a third of the proteins in the human body go through the ER. The ER is like a massive shipping facility that folds, packages, and exports proteins to destinations inside and outside of the cell. "

Writer: Jason Bardi
Date: Oct 8 2014 4:18 PM

The Endoplasmic Reticulum As Luggage System

a: The endoplasmic reticulum ~
b: the luggage conveyer at an airport

What: "The endoplasmic reticulum is like a tiny luggage conveyer at an airport because it moves packages, your luggage and whatever else you might have checked onto the plane from one part of the airport to another."

Writer: A. Fairweather
Date: Dec 21 2011 11:33 PM

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