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Where do the lipids and proteins constituting the cell membrane get synthesised?



The cell membrane is made of lipids and proteins .

  • These lipids and proteins are synthesised (made) in the endoplasmic reticulum
  • Ribosomes are responsible for synthesising proteins in cells.
  • So, the rough endoplasmic reticulum makes the proteins while the smooth endoplasmic reticulum makes the lipids .

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