What are lysosomes?
Lysosomes are membrane bound cell filled with digestive enzymes which helps in waste disposal system of the cell.
Where are lysosomes located?
Lysosomes are found in Eukaryotic cell. They are generally found in animal cell and not commonly found in plant cells. Lysosomes are enzyme filled membrane bound sacs that are found in cytosol of the cytoplasm of an Eukaryotic cell.
What are the functions of lysosomes? What do lysosome digest and destroy?
Lysosomes have following functions
- It is the waste disposal system of the cell .
- Lysosomes clean the cell by digesting any foreign material as well as worn out cell organelles.
- Lysosome protects the cell from bacteria by breaking them up into small pieces.
- Lysosomes help in disposal all of dead cells in the tissues .
What would happen to the cell without lysosomes or Why lysosome are important?
Lysosomes play an important role the animal cell. It is the waste disposal system of animal cell.
- It digest the worn out cell organelles, foreign material like bacteria entering in the cell.
- It has powerful digestive enzyme capable of Breaking Down all organic matter .
- If there were no lysosomes the cell will not able to digest food .
- Without Lysosomes there will be accumulation of waste like worn out cell organelles in the cell.
- Cell will not get protected from harmful bacteria and viruses.
Eventually the cell will not able to survive.
What prevents lysosome from digesting themselves ?
The lysosome membrane is made up of lipids and proteins which prevents the internal enzymes from digesting the cell itself.
Why are lysosomes known as suicidal bags ?
Lysosomes are known as suicidal bags because when cells get damaged during the disturbance in cellular metabolism lysosomes may burst and the digestive enzyme does release digest their own cell.