endomembrane system

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endomembrane system

[‚en·dō′mem‚brān ‚sis·təm]
(cell and molecular biology)
In eukaryotes, the functional continuum of membraneous cell components consisting of the nuclear envelope, endoplastic reticulum, and Golgi apparatus as well as vesicles and other structures derived from these major components.
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The OB consists principally of mitochondria, liposomes, smaller organelles and various elements of the endomembrane system.
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This may imply that the different isoforms of VHA-a may localize on distinct endomembrane compartments.