The cells of most vertebrate tissues possess specialized structures called lysosomes.These organelles contain enzymes which can digest proteins, carbohydrates, and other cell constituents. Lysosomes appear to play a vital role in the life and death of cells. They have been linked to important physiological processes and to the pathogenesis of a variety of human diseases.
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- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health