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Endoplasmic Reticulum (Rough and Smooth)?

  1. Mar 27, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I have been asked to explain what Endoplasmic Reticulum Smooth and Rough is and what the functions are of it.



    2. Relevant equations
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    3. The attempt at a solution

    There are two recognized parts of the ER - Rough and Smooth - with the rough part of the ER synthesizing proteins with ribosomes attached to it with the smooth ER having the function for synthesizing of lipids.

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    Is this even right? I basically need to just explain what it is breifly and what the functions are of it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 28, 2010 #2
    Rough endoplasmic reticulum is where proteins are synthesised (rough because it has ribosomes).

    Smooth endoplasmic reticulum is where lipids are synthesised.
     
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