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Homework Help: Endoplasmic reticulum?

  1. Oct 28, 2006 #1
    We are freshman and have a to do a report on the endoplasmic reticulum. We know most of the information about the ER, the smooth Er and rough ER and the functions of each, but we could use some help. We would like some help on why the ERs are important for the cell to function.

    What we know:
    The rough ER makes proteins
    The smooth ER makes lipids
    ERs are used for transport
    The ER is a wide network of regions with or without ribosomes
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2006
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  3. Nov 1, 2006 #2
    how do you delete a post?
  4. Nov 1, 2006 #3
    the endoplasic reticulum allows for the transportations of protiens throughout the cell think of the ER and the golgi apparatus as the ER the "packaging center" and the golgi apparatus as the "shiping" center of the cell. The transportation of protines and waste is the main funtion.
  5. Nov 2, 2006 #4
    thank you very much!
  6. Nov 2, 2006 #5
    your welcome
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