Golgi Apparatus stacking ring
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This stacking ring set represents the Golgi apparatus, an organelle of eukaryotic cells. In the Golgi apparatus, proteins are modified and packaged into vesicles for transport. The structure consists of stacks of cisternae, tiny pouches where the biochemical work of the Golgi happens. The top ring represents the cis face of the Golgi where newly synthesized proteins from the rough endoplasmic reticulum, packaged in transport vesicles, are taken up. The proteins are post-translationally modified in the cisternae of the Golgi and then packaged in secretory vesicles at the trans face (the bottom ring.) The secretory vesicles carry the newly synthesized and modified protein to where it is needed inside or outside of the cell.
The ring is 3D printed in solid sterling silver, and is ready for gift giving with a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions.