lysosome


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ly·so·some

 (lī′sə-sōm′)
n.
A membrane-bound organelle in the cytoplasm of most cells containing various hydrolytic enzymes that function in intracellular digestion.

ly′so·so′mal adj.

lysosome

(ˈlaɪsəˌsəʊm)
n
(Biochemistry) any of numerous small particles, containing digestive enzymes, that are present in the cytoplasm of most cells
ˌlysoˈsomal adj

ly•so•some

(ˈlaɪ səˌsoʊm)

n.
a cell organelle containing enzymes that break down proteins and other large molecules into smaller constituents and that disintegrate the cell itself after its death.
[1950–55]
ly`so•so′mal, adj.

ly·so·some

(lī′sə-sōm′)
A structure in the cytoplasm of many cells that is surrounded by a membrane and contains enzymes that digest food molecules. See more at cell.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lysosome - an organelle found in the cytoplasm of most cells (especially in leukocytes and liver and kidney cells)
cell organ, cell organelle, organelle - a specialized part of a cell; analogous to an organ; "the first organelle to be identified was the nucleus"
Translations
Lysosom
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Physiological responses were assessed at three organizational levels: whole organism (heart rate), extracellular (hemolymph metal concentrations), and intracellular (hemocyte lysosome stability).
As these enzymes are found in a compartment of the cell called lysosome, hence the name given to these disorders is LSDs," he said.
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The enzymatic defect occurs in catalyzing the first step of mannose-6-phosphate synthesis, a step that is necessary to target a wide range of hydrolytic enzymes to the lysosome.
when a lysosome fuses with the autophagosome and releases its acidic content.
He also noticed a close association of the Golgi body, endoplasmic reticulum and lysosomes, a hybrid structure he called GERL, which helped clarify lysosome biogenesis.
A lysosome is just like the body's recycling center.
MCF-7(DOX-2) cells were found to be related to lysosome function.
CHQ, however, decreases the density of hepatocyte lysosomes, although it has no effect on sinusoidal cell lysosome density.