Case Study

By, Will Lefforge

The Case Of Benjamin Botten

  • 23 years old
  • Male
  • Fever
  • Joint Pain
  • Take no medication
  • High build up of lipids and polysacharides
  • not digesting properly
  • reduced pH levels of the blood
  • Active bone decay
  • acid build up in his joints

The lysosome is most likely being targeted. I know this because his body has a build up of lipids and polysaccharides which means his body is not digesting properly. Without lysosomes the cells enzymes wouldn't be in one place causing a build up of materials. This can only be lysosome because no other cels are responsible for digesting lipids.

The Case Study Of Olivia Kalie

  • 16 years old
  • Female
  • Muscle weakness in the arms and legs
  • Muscle fatigue in the arms and legs
  • Exhausted
  • Little energy
  • High glucose leves
  • Glycogen in the muscles

The mitochondria is being targeted because there is an unhealthy amount of glucose. since the mitochondria is responsible for turning glucose into ATP which is what is causing the muscles to be fatigued because the mitochondria gives the body energy. It can't be another cell because the mitochondria is what gets rid of glucose and creates ATP and there is a lack of ATP and in increase in glucose.1q

The Case Of Frank Rentz

  • 50 years old
  • Male
  • Server indigestion
  • can't digest his food
  • intestinal cell cannot secret enzymes

The Golgi Complex is being targeted. This is true because there is an intestnal cell (Golgi Complex) that is not producing needed enzymes (Lysosomes) and since there are no lysosomes there is no organelle to digest his food which is causing the indigestion. It can only be this organelle because its says that is it "not producing an organelle" and " can't digest food". If the Golgi complex isn't producing lysosomes the Frank won't be able to digest his food.

The Case Of Mary Streever

  • 55 years old
  • female
  • sever fever
  • sever pain
  • high concentration of oxidate enzymes
  • high levels of fatty acid in the blood
  • gout in hands and feet joints
  • loss of feeling in lower back
  • not producing enough myelin

The smooth ER is being targeted. This is true because the smooth ER produces peroxisomes. Peroxisomes are responsible for breaking down fatty acids. There is also a high concentration of uric acid which peroxisomes are responsible for breaking down. It can only be the smooth ER because if it was working properly the fatty acids would be out of the blood and uric acid would be broken down.


I don't think that any organelle is more important then the others. I believe this is to be true because all organelles have their own functions and if one of those functions were to stop the body would go into chaos and would no longer be ale to function.


"Lysosomes and Peroxisomes." Lysosomes and Peroxisomes. Web. 14 Nov. 2014. .

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