Why are lysosomes known as suicidal bags?

Asked by arihant29 | 3rd Aug, 2008, 09:59: 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  | 4th Aug, 2008, 07:51: AM

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