Tay-Sachs Diesese

By Jennifer Zuniga

What Tay-Sachs is

It is a generic disorder and symptoms come about after the a child is about 3-6 months of age.Both parents of the offspring contain a mutation in their chromosomes(chromosome 15). This disorder causes the body destroy neurons or nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
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Effects of the Disease

  • Child development process slows down
  • Muscles weakened which causes disability
  • Vision and hearing loss
  • Intellectual disability
  • Paralysis

Treatment of the disease

There is no treatment for the disease only medication to ease symptoms and
  • Pain reliever
  • Physical therapy
  • Family support
  • Respiratory care
  • Feeding tubes

What organelle is affected?

It affects the lysosomes, which are enzymes in organelles that break down large molecules that are toxic, also called recycling centers.
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How does the malfunction of this organelle effect homeostasis in the body?

Since the disease makes the lysosomes not able to function properly , it causes a disfunction in the body by allowing cells build up in toxic levels in the nerve tissue