What organelles help the nucleus do its job?

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Arguably, all organelles within a cell are dependent upon one another. Each organelle serves a different function that contributes towards the survival of the entire cell. This is the same concept as the parts to a machine, or the organs/ organ systems within an organism. If one part does not function properly, the performance of the entire structure is jeopardized.

The nucleus is accredited with being the “control center” of a cell. The nucleus is able to indirectly control the cell via the production of proteins. Proteins are important because they are responsible for the structure, function, and regulation of the body’s tissues and organs. Therefore, any organelle that is involved in the production of and distribution of proteins would be directly helping the nucleus in this job. The way in which three organelles help the nucleus with this task are identified below.

Ribosomes: Protein synthesis begins when the nucleus’s code that is housed within its nucleic acid sequence is transcribed into an mRNA. The RNA’s (t, m, and r) then works with ribosomes during translation to make proteins.

Endoplasmic reticulum: A series membranes attached to the nucleus and throughout the cytoplasm of a cell that is responsible for protein and protein and lipid synthesis.

Golgi apparatus: Packages, transports, distributes, or stores the proteins.

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