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Langston Cabaniss Professor Errami BIOL 1406 Extra Credit Organelle Paper: Lysosome The Lysosome is a crucial organ found in all animal cells but is not found in most plant cells. The lysosomes function is to allow for breakdown and digestion of ingested food and bacteria as well as recycle damaged organelles. Since the lysosome performs such an important role in the overall production and functioning of the cell, if it malfunctions it can lead to failure in the cell and cause what is known as lysomal storage disease. Lysomal storage disease is caused by lysomal disfunction as a result of the failure of a single enzyme required for the metabolism lipids and glycoproteins. Lysosome storage disease rarely occurs but can be drastic when it does. Lysosome
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Unformatted text preview: storage disease is a gateway to even more diseases associated with the lysosome such as Fabry Disease and Hunter Syndrome. Fabrys Disease is an X-linked disease that is recessive. Fabrys Disease is a more serious disease classified as a lysosome storage disease that can be extremely harmful. Fabrys can cause kidney failure and can bring physical pain to the whole body even affecting and causing cardiac problems when glycolipids build up in different heart cells. Hunter Syndrome is a serious genetic disorder that is also X-linked and recessive. Hunter Syndrome is caused by an absent or deficient enzyme, induronate-2-sulfatase. Hunters Syndrome interferes with the body’s ability breakdown and recycle specific mucoplysaccharides....
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2011 for the course BIOL 1543 taught by Professor Roberts during the Summer '08 term at Arkansas.

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