The Metabolic Disease Tay

The Metabolic - their blood that is necessary for breaking down fatty deposits in nerve cells as well as cells in the brain This chemical

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Haley Tabaszewski 3/11/08 Section 024 Rachel Aikman The Metabolic Disease Tay-Sachs Although it is not an incredibly common disease, Tay-Sachs is both very serious and very tragic. It can be classified as a degenerative disease of the nervous system, found primarily among babies of East European ancestry. Those who are born with this disease are lacking a vital enzyme in
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Unformatted text preview: their blood that is necessary for breaking down fatty deposits in nerve cells, as well as cells in the brain. This chemical, hexosaminidase A (Hex-A), This causes the cells to become clogged, which leads to a complete shut down of the nervous system....
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course BIO BS 111 taught by Professor Lab during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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