(2) One of the components of the GERL complex.
Functions: involved in glycosylation (i.e. adding carbohydrate to a protein), packaging of molecules like proteins into vesicles for secretion, transport of lipids around the cell, and the creation of lysosomes
Word origin: From Camillo Golgi Italian physician and scientist.
Synonym: Golgi complex, Golgi vesicles, dictyosome (in plants), parabasal body (in flagellate protozoa).
See also: organelles