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Where are products packaged in a cell?

Where are products packaged in a cell?

The Golgi apparatus is a set of flattened, membrane-bound sacs that serve as the packaging and distribution center of the cell.

What packages and distributes in a cell?

A Golgi apparatus modifies, collects, packages, and distributes molecules within the cell or outside the cell.

What packages proteins into transport vesicles?

The Golgi apparatus
Figure 1: The Golgi apparatus modifies and sorts proteins for transport throughout the cell. The Golgi apparatus is often found in close proximity to the ER in cells.

Which organelle packages and organizes products of the cell in vesicles?

Pieces of the Golgi membrane pinch off to form vesicles that transport molecules around the cell. The Golgi apparatus can be thought of as similar to a post office; it packages and labels “items” and then sends them to different parts of the cell.

How the cell is like a factory?

A cell can be thought of as a “factory,” with different departments each performing specialized tasks. A cell’s plasma membrane regulates what enters or leaves the cell. The cytoplasm is similar to the factory floor where most of the products are assembled, finished, and shipped.

What packages in the cell?

Among the many parts of a cell, the Golgi apparatus performs this job. It modifies and packages proteins and lipids made within the cell, and sends them out to where they are needed.

How do vesicles transport?

These vesicles are carried by the cytoskeleton to the plasma membrane for fusion and release of its contents to the extra-cellular solution (secretion). The transport (secretory) vesicles have surface components that recognize, and bind to receptors on the cytoplasmic side of the plasma membrane [6].

How are vesicles transported out of the cell?

Exocystosis is the process of membrane transport that releases cellular contents outside of the cell. Here, a transport vesicle from the Golgi or elsewhere in the cell merges its membrane with the plasma membrane and releases its contents. Membrane transport also occurs between the endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi.

What breaks down waste in a cell?

Lysosomes break down cellular waste products, fats, carbohydrates, proteins, and other macromolecules into simple compounds, which are then transferred back into the cytoplasm as new cell-building materials.