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Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum (SER) synthesizes and processes lipids and carbohydrates, but what does this mean?
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Hi there!

It means that:-

a) CARBOHYDRATES: e.g., an oligosaccharide complex is added to asparagine residues [an amino acid residue is the part left after formation of the peptide bond, yeah?] to form glycoproteins.

b) LIPIDS: sphingolipids & cholesterol [kinda lipids], etc [different types of lipids] are differentially distributed so that some lipids mix with particular other lipids BUT NOT with some others. This leads to selective protein channelling.

c) LIPIDS: Cholesterol is used as the starting point [like backbone] in the synthesis of steroids [hence the rich SER in cells that secrete steroid hormones e.g., in the ovary, the adrenal cortex.

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Hi there!

It means that:-

a) CARBOHYDRATES: e.g., an oligosaccharide complex is added to asparagine residues [an amino acid residue is the part left after formation of the peptide bond, yeah?] to form glycoproteins.

b) LIPIDS: sphingolipids & cholesterol [kinda lipids], etc [different types of lipids] are differentially distributed so that some lipids mix with particular other lipids BUT NOT with some others. This leads to selective protein channelling.

c) LIPIDS: Cholesterol is used as the starting point [like backbone] in the synthesis of steroids [hence the rich SER in cells that secrete steroid hormones e.g., in the ovary, the adrenal cortex.

Be safe!
M.
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