1. Education

Discuss in my forum

Regina Bailey

What are Lysosomes?

By November 7, 2008

Follow me on:

Lysosomes are membranous sacs of enzymes. They are made by the endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi complex. Lysosomes contain various hydrolytic enzymes that are capable of digesting nucleic acid, polysaccharides, fats, and proteins.

They are active in recycling the cell's organic material and in the intracellular digestion of macromolecules. In addition, in many organisms, lysosomes are involved in programmed cell death.

Learn more about lysosomes and other cell organelles, visit:


February 22, 2014 at 9:52 pm
(1) E-Blue Arco 5D Wireless Laser Mouse (EMS078I00) says:

Hi! I could have sworn I’ve been to this
website before but after browsing through a few of the
posts I realized it’s new to me. Regardless, I’m definitely happy I stumbled upon it and I’ll be book-marking it and
checking back often!

Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.