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  • adj. of, or relating to endoplasm

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or formed of endoplasm.


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  • One of the most challenged organelles in obese fat cells is a maze-like compartment called the endoplasmic reticulum ER that makes proteins and lipid droplets and senses the amount of nutrients that enter the cell.

    Speedlinking 8/30/07

  • There, long sheets of folded membranes called the endoplasmic reticulum comprise the “action” part of the cell.

    Cell-Level Healing

  • The first structure they saw was a lace-like network in the cytoplasm that they termed the endoplasmic reticulum.

    Günter Blobel - Autobiography

  • If the requested protein is for export, manufacture occurs at an organelle known as the endoplasmic reticulum ER.


  • Secreted proteins are made in the cell in association with a membrane system called the endoplasmic reticulum.

    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1999 - Presentation Speech

  • At present I am investigating, together with my collaborators, the interactions which occur among the membranes of the various compartments of the secertory pathway, namely the endoplasmic reticulum, the Golgi complex, the secretion granules, and the plasmalemma.

    George E. Palade - Autobiography

  • In particular they studied a network of submicroscopic membranes, called the endoplasmic reticulum, originally discovered by Claude and Porter.

    Physiology or Medicine 1974 - Press Release

  • Foskett and colleagues discovered that a fundamental control system regulating ATP is an ongoing shuttling of calcium to the mitochondria from another cell component called the endoplasmic reticulum.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • This process, called endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation, ensures that defective proteins do not accumulate in the endoplasmic reticulum and kill the cell by disrupting the vital process of protein folding.


  • The protein factory, called the endoplasmic reticulum, is somewhat like an origami workshop.



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