What Would Happen If a Cell's Lysosomes Burst?

If a cell's lysosomes burst, the enzymes released would severely damage various components of the cell, potentially killing it. Lysosomes are small, membrane-bound vesicles, or containers, which the cell fills with powerful digestive enzymes for use when needed to digest food items. When a cell is starving, lysosomes do attack other cell organelles to provide critical energy to the cell.

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