Definition of Rough endoplasmic reticulum

1. Noun. (cytology) The cytoplasm facing region of the endoplasmic reticulum, occupied by ribosomes that are involved in the formation of membrane and secretory proteins. ¹



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Medical Definition of Rough endoplasmic reticulum

1. Membrane organelle of eukaryotes that forms sheets and tubules. Contains the receptor for the signal receptor particle and binds ribosomes engaged in translating mRNA for secreted proteins and the majority of transmembrane proteins. Also a site of membrane lipid synthesis. The membrane is very similar to the nuclear outer membrane. The lumen contains a number of proteins that possess the C terminal signal KDEL. (17 Dec 1997)

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rough endoplasmic reticulum (current term)
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