Saturday, April 7, 2018

Discovery in Golgi helps genetic diseases

Researchers of School of Biosciences and University of Alberta discovered a rare organelle called a Golgi in the microbial amoeba, Naegleria gruberi. The Golgi appears in most cells as flattened membranes. The Gogli works as a part of a membrane-trafficking system, in which it is central to modify and transport proteins to the cellular destination. The Golgi apparatus functions to produce material, distributes and packages material, then sends of packages to other locations of the cell.

Researchers found that Golgi appears as an unstacked, tubular membrane structure. This is the first direct evidence for Golgi to appear tubular in the microbial amoeba, Naegleria gruberi. This discovery is very important for it can prevent genetic diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other autoimmune diseases. When the Golgi bodies malfunction in cells, it cases such genetic diseases.

Having this new discovery can help prevent many cases pertaining to genetic diseases. Although more research may be necessary to stop the Golgi from disrupting the cell and function normally. This discovery of the Golgi can impact many lives as well as make a scientific difference in the cellular world.

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To learn more about the Golgi apparatus, click on the link1 link2 attached. 

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