The Function of Golgi apparatus

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Function : The Golgi apparatus functions in association with the endoplasmic reticulum.

i.Substances transported from the endoplasmic reticulum to the Golgi apparatus are then processed in the Golgi apparatus to form lysosomes, secretory vesicles, or other cytoplasmic components.

ii. ft is associated with transmission of secretory products.

iii. Intracellular vesicles formed by the Golgi apparatus replenishes the membranes.

iv it has the capability of synthesizing certain carbohydrates that can not be formed in the endoplasmic reticulum i.e hyaluronic acid and chandroitin sulfate.

Functions of the hyaluronic acid and condroitin sulfate:

a.They are the major components of proteoglycans secreted in mucus and other glandular secretions.

b. They are the major components of the ground substance in the interstitial spaces, acting as filter between collagen fibers and cells

c. They are principle components of the organic matrix in both cartilage and bone.

Types of vesicles formed by the Golgi apparatus:

i. Secretory vesicles

ii. Lysosomes.

Q.  Enumerate the Function of Golgi apparatus.

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