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What are lysosomes?

Lysosomes are recycling machines located inside cells. Each lysosome contains many smaller machines called enzymes. One enzyme, acid alpha-glucosidase, also known as GAA, breaks down glycogen into glucose. Cells in the body can then use the glucose to fuel the body in between meals or during exercise.

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