Peroxisomes are self replicating. In mammals and other vertebrates they are particularly large and abundant in hepatocytes and cells of the tubular portions of nephrons.
Peroxisomes were discovered only in 1954, and their function was virtually unknown for over a decade. Today, they are known to be essential in many vital pathways, including:
Related category• CELL BIOLOGY
Primary source: University of Porta, Portugal (Eduardo Rocha)
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