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Organelles found within the cell cytoplasm that are the site of protein synthesis.

Use in clinical context

Ribosomes are made of proteins and ribosomal RNA. They are the site of translation during protein synthesis and act as a catalyst for the joining together of amino acids to produce polypeptides. The number of ribosomes in a cell is variable and depends on the number of proteins produced by the cell.

Last updated on 31st May, 2019