Golgi Apparatus

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Glycolipids are made in the Golgi, which has access to only a few organelles. How do, for example, mitochondria get glycolipids in its membranes?

If glycolipids exist to express sugar molecules on the surface of a cell for signaling and recognition, why would a mitochondrion have glycolipids on its surface? Think back to our initial lectures on carbohydrates and you'll recall that sugars are always expressed to the outside world.

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