why do lysozymes only target prokaryotic cells?

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Is it because antibiotics are effective against bacteria??
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They target eukaryotic cells in apoptosis
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(Original post by cherryhitchkins)
Is it because antibiotics are effective against bacteria?
lysozymes are enzymes that hydrolyze peptidoglycan cross-links. Enzymes are specific to their substrate due to shape of their active site. Only bacterial cell walls contain peptidoglycan.
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