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Cellular Function of Lysosomes

Cellular Function of Lysosomes

Although food has been broken down into individual molecules by the time it reaches a cell, cells still need to deal with larger complexes of organic material. Cells need to carry out digestion, recycling of cellular organelles, and the breakdown of viruses and other cellular invaders. This is carried out by organelles called lysosomes that contain enzymes in a contained, highly acidic environment. ...

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