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XB-ANAT-3844

Anatomy Term: endoplasmic reticulum
XAO ID: 0005120
Synonyms: ER
Definition: "The irregular network of unit membranes, visible only by electron microscopy, that occurs in the cytoplasm of many eukaryotic cells. The membranes form a complex meshwork of tubular channels, which are often expanded into slitlike cavities called cisternae. The ER takes two forms, rough (or granular), with ribosomes adhering to the outer surface, and smooth (with no ribosomes attached)."
Stage Range: oocyte stage I to death
Marker Genes:
Antibody: Porcn Ab1
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Parent(s): cell part (is_a)

 


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