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22 Feb 18
This is a short article about Lysosomes and what kind of business they attend to …
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Definition of a Lysosome
Lysosomes are membrane-bound organelles which are found in animal cells. Some plant cells are thought to have lysosomes, though there is some debate on the matter. They have a single outer membrane, consisting of a phospholipid bilayer. The phospholipid bilayer means that one half is hydrophobic, avoiding water, while the hydrophilic half loves water. The membrane contains acids and enzymes capable of digesting and decomposing macromolecules. Macromolecules are molecules with a large number of atoms, such as nucleic acids, synthetic polymers, and proteins.
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