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Golgi Bodies

Post by Paulo1913 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:36 am

Why do muscle cells have more golgi bodies than cheek cells do?

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Post by MrMistery » Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:29 am

Because they secrete more proteins?
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Re: Golgi Bodies

Post by Paulo1913 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:48 am

Why do they secrete more proteins though?

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Post by MrMistery » Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:39 am

well muscle cells have such an intense metabolism they need to make many more plasma membrane proteins that function in depolarization, signaling and adhesion, they probably secrete more signaling proteins(like paracrine hormones). Of course, epithelial cells do the same things but probably on a smaller scale, so to say.
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