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Name: ___________________ Honors Bio: Research assignment on Lysosomal Storage Diseases (LSD’s) 1. Visit http://www.ntsad.org/ and select the drop down box titled “The Diseases”. Then select “Tay-Sachs / Sandhoff” and “What are the lysosomal storage diseases”. a. Read the information on this page and then scroll down to watch the two animations at the bottom. (You will probably need to hit the “replay” button for each one.) b. In the animations, what happed to the macromolecule in the normal cell? In the cell with a lysosomal storage disorder? 2. Now visit http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=taysachsdisease
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Unformatted text preview: to learn about Tay-Sachs disease from the Genetics Home Reference. a. What parts of the body are damaged in a patient that has Tay-Sachs disease? b. What are the symptoms of Tay-Sachs disease? c. Can you “catch” Tay-Sachs disease by spending time with an affected person? d. When a person inherits a mutated _________ gene, they will develop Tay-Sachs disease. e. What enzyme does that gene code for? ____________________________ f. Which molecule does this enzyme break down in a healthy person? g. Why is Tay - Sachs disease is called a “lysosomal storage disorder”?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Martin during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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