How do golgi bodies work?

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Jun 27, 2017

Golgi bodies serve to package and secrete proteins meant for intracellular or extracellular destinations.


Golgi bodies are rather like post offices that pack and label items to be transported away from their sites of synthesis.

Golgi bodies are part of the endomembrane system of a cell.
Proteins are packed into membrane bound vesicles.

Golgi bodies contain a set of glycosylation enzymes that attach various sugar monomers to proteins as the proteins move through the apparatus.

Golgi bodies differ in complexity across life forms.

Antibody plasma B cells,involved in immunity systems, have large Golgi bodies as these cells have prominent secretory activities.