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  • n. Plural form of lysosome.


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  • Organelles within the cell called lysosomes are charged with the responsibility of basically chewing up auto-phagy: self eating these junk proteins to keep the cell free of garbage, allowing it to do its job.

    Weekend link-o-rama | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • The body has ways of clearing the debris that involve transporting the stuff to areas of the cell called lysosomes where it can be chemically degraded into its component amino acids, which are then used by the cell or transported to the blood.

    Build muscle while you de-junk your cells | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Normally the cell is protected from the aggressive enzymes by protecting membranes but during certain conditions the lysosomal membranes may break down and the lysosomes are then real suicide pills for the cell.

    Physiology or Medicine 1974 - Press Release

  • The researchers also show that TPCs are located in the membranes of cell components called lysosomes and endosomes.

    The Lantern

  • These bags of enzymes, called lysosomes, rarely discharge their content outside of the cell.


  • [20] that the 20-residue amphipathic αK helix of Irgm1 is sufficient to target EGFP to the Golgi apparatus, we show that this sequence can also target EGFP to a cytoplasmic membrane system identified as lysosomes and late endosomes, but not to latex-bead phagosomes.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • 'lysosomes' to swell and burst, releasing their toxic contents and killing the cell.

    Cancer Research UK - Cancer news

  • This effect allows aspirin to inhibit granulocyte adherence to damaged vasculature, stabilize lysosomes and inhibit the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and macrophages to the site of inflammation.

    Aspirin: effects, poisoning

  • Although the exact mechanism for this effect isn't fully understood, Dr. Ioannou argues that the substance may work by stimulating the lysosomes in the mice neurons to dump out all of the stored waste products at once.

    Key to Alzheimer's: Waste in Cells

  • Now the Ioannou lab is studying whether this signal can also be transmitted across the blood-brain barrier to the lysosomes in brain cells to tell them to empty their stored waste products.

    Key to Alzheimer's: Waste in Cells


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