Other Free Encyclopedias » Science Encyclopedia » Science & Philosophy: Categorical judgement to Chimaera » Cell - Types Of Cells, Prokaryotes And Eukaryotes, Cell Size And Numbers, The Structure And Function Of Cells - The structure of eukaryotes, Plant organelles, Vacuoles, Cell wall

Cell - The Golgi Body

mucous vesicles membrane modified

Named for its discoverer, nineteenth century Italian scientist Camillo Golgi, the Golgi body is one of the most unusually shaped organelles. Looking somewhat like a stack of pancakes, the Golgi body consists of stacked, membrane-bounded, flattened sacs. Surrounding the Golgi body are numerous, small, membrane-bounded vesicles. The Golgi body and its vesicles function in the sorting, modifying, and packaging of macro-molecules that are secreted by the cell or used within the cell for various functions.

The Golgi body can be compared to the shipping and receiving department of a large company. Each Golgi body within a cell has a cis face, which is analogous to the receiving division of the department. Here, the Golgi body receives macromolecules synthesized in the endoplasmic reticulum encased within vesicles. The trans face of the Golgi body is analogous to the shipping division of the department, and is the site from which modified and packaged macromolecules are transported to their destinations.

Within the Golgi body, various chemical groups are added to the macromolecules so ensure that they reach their proper destination. In this way, the Golgi body attaches an "address" to each macromolecule it receives. For example, cells called goblet cells in the lining of the intestine secrete mucous. The protein component of mucous, called mucin, is modified in the Golgi body by the addition of carbohydrate groups. From the Golgi body, the modified mucin is packaged within a vesicle. The vesicle containing its mucous cargo fuses with the plasma membrane of the goblet cell, and is released into the extracellular environment.

Cell - Vesicles [next] [back] Cell - Endoplasmic Reticulum

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or

Vote down Vote up

almost 4 years ago

am looking for information on the basic functions of golgi body

Vote down Vote up

about 2 years ago

I am looking for information on the basic functions of golgi body

Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

would the Golgi do the same to a adult than it would do to a baby?

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

Thanks for the help!!!!!!!!God Bless You!!!!!!!

Vote down Vote up

almost 4 years ago

I really likeed this site because it helped me with my science preject for college! cant wait to be a sceintist! yay!

Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

thanks alot i hope i get ann A

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

OMG SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!! I CAN PASS MY CLASS NOW!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

^___^
=(^-^)=
(___)____ *meow*

Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

THAAANKS!

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

This helps but maybe pu tin better terms to understand : )

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

thanks this helped me finish my project

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

Thanks for the help i'm doing a 334 point paper of all types of cells due monday!!! and this realy helps me finish my chart so... THANK YOU!!

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

thanks (:

im doing a project.

this helped tonssss (:

but i dont get the second paragraph.

hm. i'll go somewhere else (:

Vote down Vote up

over 3 years ago

Cell - The Golgi Body

I thought of this website a little but helpful you do need to add more on each topic. thank you and you're welcome. :)

Vote down Vote up

almost 2 years ago

Your website doesnt show or have the functions of the golgi body.Other than that this is a very good informational website.

Vote down Vote up

about 2 years ago

i lov $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Vote down Vote up

about 2 years ago

i want to put my nuts in someones vagina

Vote down Vote up

about 2 years ago

I am looking for information on the basic functions of golgi body

Vote down Vote up

over 2 years ago

pizzzzzzzzzz tell me about information for 9th class

Vote down Vote up

over 3 years ago

thnx soooooooo much guys!!!ur life savers!!!!!!i have an exam to pass!!!!gtg!!! byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!:D:D:D:D
PS. GOD BLESS!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D
*logs off*:D

Vote down Vote up

over 3 years ago

afadfasdfasdfadadsadasdasdad
as
das
sad
sad
sad
das
ads
das
das






v












Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

What would cause a golgi body to die?

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

Thanks this helped me with my project a lot!

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

Thanks. I'm doing a project on this so it helped. I didn't know what the golgi body was! So, thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vote down Vote up

over 3 years ago

hi

Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

can youll add a picture please.I have a C in science and go to fuller middle school in little rock arkansas

Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

this helped none... i need good info

Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

would we die if the golgi boby dies and what would cause the golgi body to die and what can be represent a golgi body???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

i dont get this

Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

where are the fuctions of the gogli body i cnt finish my stupid bilolgy homework



now



Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

would we die if the golgi body dies

Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

i dont get it im sorry this website is no help i am in college and its no help

Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

I want the functions of a golgi bodies

Vote down Vote up

about 5 years ago

This was not fun enough. You need to talk about boys and parties. I like pie. Also, you did not mention many important aspects of the golgi body. One side of the Golgi complex is called the cis-Golgi network. The cis network receives vesicles from the endoplasmic reticulum, and the molecules received from the fused vesicles go through the cisternae to the trans-Golgi network. At the trans network, they are packaged and sent to their destinations. While going from the cis network to the trans network, enzymes modify the molecules.

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

thanks

now i can finish my bio project

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

Thanx now i can pass my stupid clazz

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

thanks now my stupid teacher wont yell at me anymore

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

thank you so much for the info u helped a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GOD BLESS!!!

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

i really liked this site. It helped me with what i needed to get done!!!

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

wow this site helped me alot on my report

Vote down Vote up

almost 2 years ago

i will need information about HOW THE GOLGI BODIES:
GETS ENERGY?
USES ENERGY
PROTECTS ITSELF ?
HOW IT REPRODUCE

Vote down Vote up

about 2 years ago

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Vote down Vote up

about 3 years ago

Thanks



(___)____ *meow*

Vote down Vote up

about 3 years ago

yo, this site helped tonzz, man.
keep it real.

Vote down Vote up

11 months ago

buff

Vote down Vote up

about 1 year ago

ok i am doing a report and my teacher is a nut ball he is so crazy and this website did not help alot but thanks

Vote down Vote up

over 3 years ago

where is the important of it i cant see it and where can i fu=ind te discribe of it

Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

HI

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

Thank you for this source. Whomever wrote this was brilliant.

Vote down Vote up

over 3 years ago

afadfasdfasdfadadsadasdasdad
as
das
sad
sad
sad
das
ads
das
das






v












Vote down Vote up

over 3 years ago

sexy maganda

Vote down Vote up

almost 4 years ago

Thanks!!My parents are making me do extra cretit!!!!UGGGGG!!!!

Vote down Vote up

almost 4 years ago

very vivid

Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

hey thanks

Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

hihihihihihihihhihihiihihihhihihihi

Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

I NEED HELP ON MY BIO PROJECT!DUE THIS FRIDAY, AND THE OTHER TWO WHO ARE IN MY GROUP WONT HELP ME!!!!!THEY JUST FOOL AROUND IN CLASS!!!!!!!SOMEBODY HELP ME!!!!

Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

what can be represent a golgi body?

Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

thanks so much this was so great you are a really good person thank you who ever you are

Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

What is the function of the golgi body??

Vote down Vote up

about 4 years ago

goli body has 3 main section cis face,middle face and trans face and the main function of golgi body is snthesis of protein and ...