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  • Various Forms Of Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease
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    Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) -a fatal neuro degenerative illness, is one form of transmissible spongiform (TSE) affecting humans. The suspected causal agent of these diseases is the prion-a proteinaceous infectious particle. Designated as PrPSC, this infectious protein is unique in that it does not contain nucleic acid, which is different from a virus, yet has the capability of replication and being transmitted to other hosts. This capability of transmission poses a major problem in that the ...
  • Carrier Of Fragile X Her Mother
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    Biol 100 Lab Report 2 Gerard Chretien November 12, 2001 I. According to the pedigree for the fragile X syndrome in Mrs. S.'s family it shows that her deceased father neither had nor was a carrier of fragile X. Her mother is a carrier and her uncle is likely to have the disease. She also had a sibling that was either stillborn or aborted. It is possible that this sibling had abnormal chromosomes also, which could be the reason the pregnancy did not reach full term. II. a. Jane should be advised t...
  • Infantile And Late Onset Tay Sachs
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    TAY-SACHS DISEASE This condition, Tay-Sachs Disease, is due to the reduction of a key enzyme. This missing enzyme is hexosominidase and is commonly referred to as Hex A. When this enzyme is missing in lipids (fats), GMZ ganglioside accumulates in inert cells. Hex A is key and is needed to break up and regulate lipids. When GMZ builds up in the neurons, the functions of the nervous system are affected. This leads to mental retardation, damages in the nervous system, and results in death by age 5....
  • Nicotinic Achr In The Muscle
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    Proteins involved in formation of the neuromuscular junction The neuromuscular junction is a specialized junction, where a motor nerve forms its synaptic terminal with a muscle fibre, one of many fibres that make up a whole muscle. The mature neuromuscular junction is composed of three types of cells - a motor nerve terminal, a muscle fibre and a Schwann cell covering the junction. All three of these cells are highly differentiated and specialized for their functions (Kandel 2000, p. 1089). The ...
  • Two Forms Of Treatments For Ald
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    Adrenoleukodystrophy is Adrenoleukodystrophy Disease Adrenoleukodystrophy Adrenoleukodystrophy is a genetically transferred disease which causes the human body to not be able to breakdown "very-long-chain-fatty-acids' (VLCFA). This inability to break down these acids eventually leads to myelin deterioration as well as the deterioration of the nervous system. Although there is no cure for this terrible disease, there are a variety of effective treatments. Adrenoleukodystrophy is a sex-linked trai...

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