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MicrosomeEndoplasmic reticulum

Definition

The microsomes are a heterogenous set of vesicles 20-200nm in diameter and formed from the endoplasmic reticulum when cells are disrupted. The vesicles are isolated by differential centrifugation and are composed of three structural features: rough vesicles, smooth vesicles and ribosomes. Numerous enzyme activities are associated with the microsomal fraction.

Category

› Cellular component

Keywords

Microsome

Gene Ontology

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intracellular membrane-bounded organelle [ GO:0043231 ]
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