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In 1898, Camillo Golgi, an Italian physician discovered the Golgi apparatus in cells. Golgi apparatus consists of a stack of slightly curved saccules.

  • The Golgi apparatus is the cell’s refining, packaging, and shipping center, as it modifies many cellular products and prepares them for export (refines, packages, and ships macromolecular products).
  • The Golgi apparatus receives substances, (proteins and lipids) from the ER, refines them into final products, packages proteins and lipids into vesicles (membrane-bound storage and shipping containers) for secretion or movement into other parts of the cell.
  • During the modification process, it adds carbohydrate labels to proteins or alters new lipids in different ways.