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Approximately 36 powerful enzymes capable of splitting complex substances such as proteins, polysaccharides, nucleic acids, and phospholipids are held within the confines of a single thick membrane. The lysosome, just like a protein synthesized for excretion, is believed to develop through the combined activities of the ER and the Golgi apparatus. 5). The membrane surrounding these catabolic enzymes has the capacity for very selective fusion with other vesicles so that catabolism (or digestion) may occur as necessary.
Important catabolic activities performed by the lysosomes include participation in phagocytosis, in which foreign substances taken up by the cell are digested or rendered harmless. An example of digestion by lysosomes is their action in the proximal tubules of the kidney. Lysosomes of the proximal tubule cells are believed to digest the albumin absorbed by endocytosis from the glomerular filtrate. Lysosomal phagocytosis protects against invading bacteria and is part of the normal repair process following a wound or an infection.
Km represents the concentration of a substrate that is found in an occurring reaction when the reaction is at one-half its maximum velocity. If an enzyme has a high Km value, then an abundance of substrate must be present to raise the rate of reaction to half its maximum; in other words, the enzyme has a low affinity for its substrate. An example of an enzyme with a high Km is glucokinase, an enzyme operating in the liver cells. Because glucose can diffuse freely into the liver, the fact that glucokinase has a high Km is very important to blood glucose regulation.