Golgi Apparatus

The Golgi apparatus is a series of closely opposed, flattened membranous sacs that are slightly curved, forming a cup-shaped structure (Figure 3-13). Most cells have a single Golgi apparatus located near the nucleus, although some cells may have several. Associated with

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PART ONE Basic Cell Functions

Golgi Apparatus

Golgi apparatus

Structure: Series of cup-shaped, closely opposed, flattened, membranous sacs; associated with numerous vesicles. Generally, a single Golgi apparatus is located in the central portion of a cell near its nucleus.

Function: Concentrates, modifies, and sorts proteins arriving from the granular endoplasmic reticulum prior to their distribution, by way of the Golgi vesicles, to other organelles or their secretion from cell.

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  • alberic
    Where is the golgi appratus located in human?
    8 years ago

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