Functions of Lysosomes
- An important function of lysosomes is the removal and digestion of waste. Cellular debris or foreign bodies are drawn into cells through the process of endocytosis.
- The process of endocytosis occurs when the cell membrane breaks down on itself (intussusception), forming vacuoles or sacs around the outer contents and bringing those contents inside the cell.
- On the other hand, waste products and other substances of intracellular origin are digested through the process of autophagy or autophagy.
- The process of autophagy involves the breakdown or degradation of cellular components through natural regulatory mechanisms.
Therefore, lysosomes are called suicidal bags of cells.
Why lysosomes are known as suicidal bags?
Lysosomes are known as suicidal bags as their main function is waste removal and cellular digestion. Lysosomes comprise over 50 various enzymes. They are synthesized in a rough endoplasmic reticulum.