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Golgi Apparatus

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The Golgi apparatus, named after Camillo Golgi, an Italian scientist that discovered the structure, is important in packaging and distributing materials in the cell. The Golgi apparatus is important in the macrophage because it forms Lysosomes and Peroxisomes, two organelles that contain chemicals that help the macrophage do its job and keep from killing itself in the process. In some cells the Golgi apparatus also forms another organelle, the Secretory Vesicle, which carries materials that the cell will secrete, such as horomones.