secretory granule

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NAME:

  secretory granule


DEFINITON:

  A small subcellular vesicle, surrounded by a membrane, that is formed from the Golgi apparatus and contains a highly concentrated protein destined for secretion. Secretory granules move towards the periphery of the cell and upon stimulation, their membranes fuse with the cell membrane, and their protein load is exteriorized. Processing of the contained protein may take place in secretory granules.


TERM DEFINITION CITATIONS:

  GO:0030141


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TERM ID:

  PLANA:0002094


ABOUT THIS TERM:

secretory granule

  ↳is a membrane-bounded organelle

  ↳part of secretory cell


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