Embryology History - Camillo Golgi

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Camillo Golgi (1843 - 1926)
Camillo Golgi (1843 - 1926)

Camillo Golgi (1843 - 1926) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1906). He developed the histology Golgi Stain and with Santiago Ramón y Cajal carried out many of teh early studies of the structure of the central nervous system.

The cellular organelle "Golgi apparatus", or simply the "Golgi", is located in all cells and bears his name.

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Camillo Golgi - J comp Neurol 1919.jpg The Journal of Comparative Neurology dedicated the (1919) Volume 30 edition to Camillo Golgi.

Professor Of Pathology At The University Of Pa Via, Savant And Citizen. Guardian Of Public Health And Student Of Histology, To Whom The World Is Indebted For A Method Which Gave A Deeper Insight Into The Architecture Of The Central Nervous System —

This Volume Of The Journal Of Comparative Neurology Is Dedicated As A Token Of High Esteem For The Scientist And The Man Who, Honored And Full Of Years, Now Withdraws From His Professorial Responsibilities

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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