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Define suicidal bag. Why is Lysosome called so?

Define suicidal bag. Why is Lysosome called so?

Suicidal bag also known as lysosome is a cell organelle which are sphere shaped sacs filled with hydrolytic enzymes that have the capability to break down many types of biomolecules including the useful cells and materials that can derail the functioning of the cell . It mostly occurs in ageing, dead and diseased cells.

Lysosome is called as suicidal bag because it helps in the self-destruction of its cell, tissue or organs by releasing the lysosomal enzymes caused by rupturing of their covering.

Suicidal bag is the digestive body which is the site of cellular digestion and helps in intracellular digestion of food.

Lysosome is commonly called suicidal bag of cell because under unfavourable condition(during the scarcity of food and pathological condition) its content(hydrolytic enzymes) kills the cell.

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