lysosome : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  an organelle found in the cytoplasm of most cells (especially in leukocytes and liver and kidney cells)

  • The lysosome's job is to defend the cell from hostile viruses, bacteria and other materials by engulfing the invaders and dissolving them with its enzymes.
  • How they work on some cells at some times seems clear: the cortisone group of hormones strengthens the lysosome membrane, making it less likely to spill out its enzymes.

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