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In a hypothetical situation, a scientist studying the various functions of the smooth endoplasmic reticulum in nerve cells applies a treatment that destroys the organelle.

Which of the following would be a likely consequence?

A

The cells would no longer be able to communicate with neighboring nerve cells.

B

The cells would no longer be able to grow in size via the addition of membrane phospholipids.

C

The cells would no longer be able to generate ATP.

D

The cells would no longer be able to secrete the neuropeptide epinephrine.

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