What in the world is a lysosome?

Posted Monday February 07, 2011 by Melissa

ly·so·some
[lahysuh-sohm]
–noun Cell Biology. a cell organelle containing enzymes that digest particles and that disintegrate the cell after its death.

Have you ever wondered what in the world is a lysosome anyway? If not, you may not understand that Hunter Syndrome (also known as Mucopolysacchardisos II) is in a family of conditions called lysosomal storage disorders. Understanding what that is is key to understanding the effects on Case’s body and brain and the implications of various forms of research, including intrathecal ERT. Please watch this video to better understand (and please re-embed and link to it to educate your friends!) lysosomal storage disorders and Hunter Syndrome in particular.

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