why are lysosomes called suicide bags??

Asked by snigdhar | 24th May, 2009, 09:57: PM

Expert Answer:

In case of disturbance in cellular metabolism or extreme injury to cell, lysosomes of the cell bursts and its enzymes digest the cell. Hence lysosomes are known as suicide bags since they kill their own cell.

Answered by  | 26th May, 2009, 06:46: AM

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