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lysosome

Line breaks: lyso|some
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪsəsəʊm
 
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Definition of lysosome in English:

noun

Biology
An organelle in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells containing degradative enzymes enclosed in a membrane.
Example sentences
  • These efforts have successfully identified mitochondria, lysosomes and various cytoplasmic membranes as among the primary targets of PDT-mediated damage, depending on the particular photosensitizer.
  • In all eukaryotic cells the lysosomes or vacuoles play major cellular turnover roles, including autophagy where entire organelles are delivered to them for turnover.
  • For instance, within the individual cell, the subcellular sites of photo-damage may include the plasma membrane, the lysosomes and the mitochondria.

Derivatives

lysosomal

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • However, at closer examination the other organelles are certainly mentioned, as they are implicated in lysosomal, peroxisomal, or mitochondrial diseases.
  • The extent of lysosomal lysis in the hypotonic solution, i.e. the degree of their sensitivity to the osmotic shock, can be examined by the measurement of their enzyme latency loss.
  • The leukocytes eventually destroy the pathogens by phagocytosis and lysosomal fusion that expose bacteria to lytic enzymes.

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