? asked in 科學及數學生物學 · 1 decade ago

ribosome is a site for protein synthesis??

ribosome is a site for protein synthesis

but ribosome attach surface of ER which also is a site for protein synthesis.


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  • 1 decade ago
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    to be more specific, a ribosome is not a SITE, but a one and only COMPONENT for protein synthesis. it's not usual to find ribosomes swimming freely in the cytosol

    so ribosomes have to attach to a surface--that is the rough ER. This means that the rough ER (not ribosomes) is the SITE for protein synthesis. So to make a long story short, without ribosomes, the rough ER CANNOT make proteins

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