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Effect of Toxins on Cell

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In a hypothetical scenario, a chemical toxin is discovered that causes all directly exposed eukaryotic cells to “dissolve” from the inside out. Scientists determine that the toxin targets the surface proteins of certain membranes and making organelles with those types of membranes leak their contents into the cytosol.

Which of the following organelles does this chemical MOST likely target?

A

Smooth endoplasmic reticulum.

B

Lysosomes.

C

Mitochondria.

D

Golgi apparatus.