Microsome

In cell biology, microsomes are vesicle-like artifacts re-formed from pieces of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) when eukaryotic cells are broken-up in the laboratory; by definition, microsomes are not ordinarily present in living cells. Microsomes can be concentrated and separated from other cellular debris by differential centrifugation. Unbroken ...
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microsome

<cell biology> Heterogenous set of membrane-bound vesicles 20-200 nm in diameter formed from the endoplasmic reticulum when cells are disrupted or fragmented. ... Origin: Gr. Soma = body ... (14 Oct 1997) ...
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microsome

(mi´kro-sōm″) any of the vesicular fragments of endoplasmic reticulum produced during disruption and centrifugation of cells. adj., microso´mal., adj.
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microsome

noun a tiny granule in the cytoplasm that is where protein synthesis takes place under the direction of mRNA
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microsome

Artefactual spherical particle, not present in the living cell, derived from pieces of the endoplasmic reticulum present in homogenates of tissues or cells. Note: Microsomes sediment from such homogenates (usually the S9 fraction) when centrifuged at 100 000 g for 60 minutes: the microsomal fraction obtained in this way is often used as a source of...
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microsome

Type: Term Pronunciation: mī′krō-sōm Definitions: 1. One of the small spheric vesicles derived from the endoplasmic reticulum after disruption of cells and ultracentrifugation.
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microsome

[n] - a tiny granule in the cytoplasm that is where protein synthesis takes place under the direction of mRNA
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