Golgi body


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Golgi body

,

Golgi apparatus

or

Golgi complex

n
(Biology) a membranous complex of vesicles, vacuoles, and flattened sacs in the cytoplasm of most cells: involved in intracellular secretion and transport

Gol′gi bod′y


n.
one of the layers of flattened sacs in a Golgi apparatus. Also called dictyosome.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Golgi body - a netlike structure in the cytoplasm of animal cells (especially in those cells that produce secretions)Golgi body - a netlike structure in the cytoplasm of animal cells (especially in those cells that produce secretions)
cytol, cytoplasm - the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus; is full of proteins that control cell metabolism
vesicle, cyst - a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
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3 SIGNED, SEALED DELIVERED The processing, packaging and shipping of the numerous proteins and other big molecules made within a cell is the purview of the Golgi body (purple), which along with the chromosomes (green), gets divided up during mitosis.
Much of proinsulin after cutting converts to insulin and pieces of protein in the Golgi body [7].
Magnesium levels in the cell can regulate glycosylation and protein processing modulating golgi body and lysosomal function.

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