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Why is the Golgi apparatus considered the 'UPS shipping center' of the cell?




This question is part of Science Quiz: Organelles + Cellular Transport
Asked by Tseemore, Last updated: Apr 04, 2020

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K. Myers

K. Myers, Blogger, Chicago

Answered Feb 11, 2019

The Golgi Apparatus is often considered the transport and shipping area for the cell's chemical products. It converts proteins and lipids that have been built in the endoplasmic reticulum and prepares them for export outside of the cell on for transport to other locations in the cell.

The Golgi apparatus is responsible for manufacturing, warehousing, and shipping certain cellular products and is quite literally the delivery system of the cell. The Golgi apparatus is part of the manufacturing and supply chain of the cell.

It packages proteins and other molecules and supply chain of the cell. It packages proteins, and it sends them to their destination. The Golgi apparatus places the finishing touches on and packages proteins for secretion by the cell.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 23, 2016

Newly made proteins are sent to the Golgi so they can be finished, sorted, and packaged so these new proteins can leave the cell and go to other parts of the body
 

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