Canals that allow cells to work together.
Anchor cells together and to surfaces
Bind cells together to form leak proof barriers.
Allow cells to interact with each other and the environment. Tight, adhering and gap junctions.
Kidney bean-shaped organelle where energy is made (converts glucose into ATP).
Internal framework in eukaryotic cells.
Small membrane-enclosed sac-like organelles that store or transport substances. two types: Transport and secretory.
1) Contain enzymes that finish polypeptides and lipids delivered by the ER.
2) Packages finished products in vesicles that carry them to the plasma membrane or to lysosomes.
3) The UPS of the cell. Looks like a stack of pancakes.
Vesicles containing enzymes that fuse with vacuoles and digest waste materials ("garbage disposals").
Smooth ER and rough ER. Smooth ER makes lipids, breaks down carbs and lipids. Rough ER folds polypeptides into their tertiary form and makes proteins.
Dense region in the nucleus.
Where subunits of ribosomes are assembled from proteins and RNA.
Ribosomes: Little "dots" throughout the cell where protein synthesis takes place.
Series of interacting organelles between the nucleus and the plasma membrane.
Makes lipids, enzymes and proteins for secretions or insertion into cell membranes.
Includes: Nucleus, rough and smooth ER, golgi body and vesicles