A lysosome is an organelle present in both animal and plant cells. They may contain many different enzymes that help with the digestion of cellular components and processing of biomolecules such as proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and carbohydrates.
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Lysosomes are formed by budding from the Golgi apparatus. The enzymes present in lysosomes are synthesized in the rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER) and then transferred to the Golgi apparatus. From there, the hydrolytic enzymes are transferred to the lysosomes. There are around 60 different types of enzymes that work inside lysosomes to help process macromolecules. Lysosomes fuse to other membrane bound vesicles that transport materials intended for digestion.
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What are lysosomes? Read a lysosome definition, and learn about lysosome functions, structure, and roles in the cell. See info on lysosomal storage diseases.