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Camillo Golgi (1843 - 1926)

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1906). The "Golgi apparatus", or simply the "Golgi", located in all cells bears his name.

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Golgi apparatus

The information below is some of our current knowledge of this organelle.

  • cell organelle = membrane enclosed structural compartment
  • cell may contain one or more Golgi apparatus
  • located near the nucleus
  • disc shaped membrane stack with different regions by their location within the cell
Golgi Structure Stack Nomenclature Golgi Functions
  • from 6-30/stack
  • 3-100s stacks/cell
  • many sets of membrane bound smooth surfaced cisternae
  • cis - bottom of stack closest to endoplasmic reticulum, receives transport vesicles from ER
  • medial - middle of stack, processing of proteins, modification of sidechains
  • trans - top of stack closest to plasma membrane, buds off secretory vesicles
  • Sorting of cytosolic/secreted proteins
  • Glycosylation of secreted proteins
  • Modification of carbohydrates
  • Side chains are also trimmed
  • Trans vesicles fuse with the plasma membrane


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