Do lysosomes produce ribosomes?
Posted October 2, 2023
No, lysosomes do not produce ribosomes. Lysosomes and ribosomes are two distinct membrane-bound organelles found in cells. They work together to maintain cellular homeostasis and ensure the proper functioning of cells. Lysosomes are responsible for enzyme digestion and intracellular digestion while ribosomes are involved in protein synthesis.
Ribosomes are produced by the nucleolus, a pigmented portion of the nucleus. The nucleolus produces rRNA, which is transferred to the cytoplasm where it binds with proteins to form ribosomes.