Unformatted text preview: • The partial sickle effect of heterozygotes does not negatively affect health, and confers some resistance to the malaria-causing protist. The correlation of sickle cell anemia and malaria is striking. • Tay-Sachs Disease • Inability to produce critical lipases, which results in accumulations of particular lipids in the brain. Tay-Sachs is fatal in early childhood. Carriers produce sufficient enzyme to not exhibit symptoms of Tay-Sachs. • Phenylketonuria • Inability to process the amino acid, phenylalanine • Protein intake must be critically monitored to prevent buildup of the amino acid to harmful concentrations. • Albinism • Inability to produce any melanin pigment • Treatment is to avoid sun and other bright light...
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- Spring '10
- Sickle cell anemia, nasal mucus producing