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Danlee07

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Not sure about non-template lipid synthesis but non-template polysaccharide synthesis may be referring to glycosylation and glycosyltransferases. That's my guess. There are tons of enzymes used for polysaccharide chains to attach to the proteins/lipids.
 

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I'd guess that non template synthesis is biosynthesis of molecules without a template, such as cholesterol and lipid synthesis (terpenes), and gluconeogenesis for glucose. Maybe/probably?
 

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question is a little confusing. The only template sythesis I can think of are for DNA synthesis, mRNA synthesis and protein synthesis. Hence non-template synthesis is everything else to include lipids and polysaccharides??
 
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So I understand that lipid synthesis occurs in the smooth ER and then does it go for repackaging in the Golgi apparatus?

Where does polysaccharide synthesis actually occur in the cell ? I remember learning about this in Cell Biology but that was like 4 years ago.
 

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16824006 Plant cellulose, 'spun' by plasma membrane complex, assembled in Golgi.

From what I can find, gluconeogenesis occurs partially in mitochondria, partly in the cytoplasm. Glycogenesis occurs in the cytoplasm. Other types of carbohydrates are made in the lumen of the smooth endoplasmic reticulum.
 
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