Non-Membrane Bound Organelles: Function

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Human Anatomy by Michael Mckinley 2nd edition

Ribosomes

Composed of RNA and protein. Actual sites of protein synthesis. Synthesize proteins for: 1. use in the cell (free ribosomes) 2. secretion, incorporation into plasma membrane, or lysosomes (fixed ribosomes)

Cytoskeleton

Composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and microtubules. Provides structural support; facilitates cytoplasmic streaming, organelle and cellular motility, transport of materials, and chromosomal movement in cell division.

Centrosome

Organize microtubules during cell division for movement of the chromosomes

Cilia

Move fluid, mucus and materials over the cell surface

Flagellum

Propels sperm cells in human male

Microvilli

Increase membrane surface area for increased absorption and/or secretion

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