Vacuoles are membrane-bound organelles found in the cells of most eukaryotic organisms. They are the largest single organelle within a cell, and vary in size and content according to the cell type and its physiological state. Vacuoles are responsible for the storage and regulation of water, salts, and waste products in the cell. They are also involved in processes such as digestion, uptake of nutrients, intracellular transport, and enzyme activity. In addition, they participate in the regulation of cell volume, cell growth, and membrane potential, and are essential for maintaining cell homeostasis. Vacuoles play an important role in plant cells by providing support for the cell wall and facilitating its expansion as the cell grows.

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Editor: Zhong Ye, Clinical Research Specialist, Thomas Jefferson University
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: International Journal of Cell is a multidisciplinary journal that covers wide scope in the area of life sciences. It provides a platform to research investigators, scholars, medical practitioners for sharing their contributions on the recent advances and techniques related to cell and its development.