Endoplasmic Reticulum

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What is a peroxisome? Is it like a vesicle? And how does protein enter a peroxisome?

Peroxisomes are membrane-bound organelles that carry enzymes which "deactivate" molecules that pose a threat to your DNA in particular. Proteins are targeted to peroxisomes by their own type of localization signal, which we didn't discuss in this class.

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