Day in the life of a Golgi Apparatus
My name is Gloria and I’m a Golgi Apparatus living in the cytoplasm of a plant cell. I live right next to my friends the nucleus and the endoplasmic reticulum. Every day I go to my job in the packaging center where I transport, modify, and package proteins and lipids into vesicles that eventually get delivered to where it is needed in the cell. A lot of the proteins I receive are from the rough endoplasmic reticulum. These proteins are put into the cytoplasm by secretory vessels. I love taking simple molecules and turning them into complex ones! Sometimes I even keep some for later use! Another one of my many talents include making lysosomes! It’s a lot of work, but luckily I have matrix proteins holding me together.