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trans Golgi network

Pronunciation: gol'je

Definition: cisternae and associated vesicles located at the distal aspect of the Golgi apparatus. The network's function is ensuring that proteins are modified in the Golgi; apparatus are packaged in vesicles and delivered to their proper destinations within the cell (e.g., lysosomes, secretory vesicles, and cell membranes).

See Also: Golgi apparatus

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