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Endoplasmic Reticulum

Creative Biolabs provides a range comprehensive of recombinant antibodies used in the research of endoplasmic reticulum.

The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a type of organelle in eukaryotic cells that forms an interconnected network of flattened, membrane-enclosed sacs or tube-like structures known as cisternae. Its membranes are continuous with the outer nuclear membrane. Most types of eukaryotic cells have endoplasmic reticulum except red blood cells and spermatozoa. There are two types of endoplasmic reticulum: rough and smooth. The outer face of the rough endoplasmic reticulum is studded with ribosomes where the protein synthesis occurs. The rough endoplasmic reticulum occurs in most cells, particularly in hepatocytes. The smooth ER lacks ribosomes and functions in lipid manufacture and metabolism, the production of steroid hormones, and detoxification.