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Lysosomes


Structure and origin of lysosomes

Lysosomes (from Greek lise, breakdown, destruction) are membrane pockets that contain enzymes capable of digesting organic substances.

Originating in the Golgi apparatus, lysosomes are present in virtually all eukaryotic cells.. At andNimes are produced in RER and migrate to the dithiosomes, being identified and sent to a special region of the Golgi apparatus, where they are packaged and released in the form of small pouches.

Intracellular Digestion

Lysosomes are organelles responsible for the intracellular digestion. The scholarships formed in phagocytosis and pinocytosis, which contain particles trapped in the external environment, fuse to lysosomesgiving rise to larger pockets where digestion will occur.