List of abbreviations
of micros-
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Overview Golgi-apparatus (GA; Complexus golgiensis; Apparatus golgiensis):
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Detail of a
Golgi-apparatus (monkey)
Ductus epididymidis:
RER, Golgi-apparatuses (rat)
GA of a cell of the
epididymal duct (rat)
many GA in an endocrine cell of
the adenohypophysis (rat)
GA in an epithelial cell
of the duodenum (monkey)
Golgi-apparatuses, prolac-
tinocyte, adenohypophysis (rat)
round GA of an epthelial cell of
the epididymal duct (rat)
GA of a Bowmann
gland of the nose (monkey)
GA od an epithelial cell of
the epididymal duct (rat)
GA of an epithelial cell
of the epididymal duct (rat)
Stereo-image od a GA of a supporting
cell of the organ of Corti (guinea-pig)
Golgi-apparatus, neutrophi-
le granulocyt (human)
GA of a reticular cell from
a human pharyngeal tonsil
GA of a plasma cell
GA of a human
plasma cell
some Golgi-apparatuses
plasma cell (human)
diverse GA
plasma cell (human)
Golgi-apparatus of a
Monocyte (rat)
GA fetal kidney cell of
a Rhesus-monkey
GA of an epithelial
cell of the prostate (rat)
The Golgi apparatus (Terminologia histologica: Complexus golgiensis or Apparatus golgiensis) is a lamellar membranous structure near the nucleus of almost all cells. It consists of curved parallel series of flattened saccules called dictyosomes that are often expanded at their ends. In secretory cells e.g., salivary glands, the apparatus concentrates and packs the secretory products. The GA serves for regeneration of the cell membrane (plasmalemm) and modification of proteins (e.g. joining of proteins and glucuronic acids). Vesicles of the RER fuse on the cis-part of the GA while so called Golgi-vesicles are released on its trans-part. If these vesicles contain enzymes in high concentration they are termed primary lysosomes. In case they contain smaller vesicles, they are called multivesicular bodies.

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Two pictures were kindly provided by Prof. H. Wartenberg, one by Dr. M. Klinger; other images, page & copyright H. Jastrow.