Lysosomes and disease

Leon Gordis

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)638-649
Number of pages12
JournalThe Journal of pediatrics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1966
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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