Smooth endoplasmic reticulum

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The smooth endoplasmic reticulum, or smooth ER, is found in both animal cells and plant cells. Smooth ER helps the body make and metabolize fats and steroid hormones.[1]

Rough endoplasmic reticulum is studded with ribosomes. Smooth ER is not.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Endoplasmic Reticulum (rough and smooth)". British Society for Cell Biology. 2015. Retrieved May 30, 2017.