3rd December 2019


What is the difference between a lysosome and a peroxisome?

Peroxisomes, on the other hand, contain three oxidative enzymes such as catalase, D-amino acid oxidase, and uric acid oxidase. 2. Lysosomes are responsible for the digestion of cells while peroxisomes are responsible for the protection of cells against hydrogen peroxide.

Similarly, you may ask, what does the Microbody do?

Microbody. A microbodies (or cytosomes) is a type of organelle that is found in the cells of plants, protozoa, and animals. Organelles in the microbody family include peroxisomes, glyoxysomes, glycosomes and hydrogenosomes. In vertebrates, microbodies are especially prevalent in the liver and kidney organs.

Do lysosomes produce hydrogen peroxide?

Like lysosomes, peroxisomes also have a role in metabolism; they contain enzymes that break down fatty acids and amino acids, resulting in, among other things, the production of the toxic substance, hydrogen peroxide. For many years, peroxisomes were thought to be identical to lysosomes in their properties.

What do lysosomes do in the liver?

Erythrocytes (red blood cells) do not contain any lysosomes. For example, there are many lysosomes in liver cells - two of the main functions of the liver being (1.) secretion of bile and bile salts, and (2.) phagocytosis of bacteria and dead or foreign materials.
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