Question: macromolecules are important in many aspects of our bodys cellular...
Macromolecules are important in many aspects of our body's cellular functions. The 4 major macromolecules are carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids.
Review the following information and discuss one other disease that is caused by a macromolecule in our body. Include the name of the disease, how the macromolecule is involved in this disease, treatments/curable, is it inherited, and if age plays a factor.
Niemann-Pick disease is a group of autosomal recessive disorders caused by an accumulation of fat and cholesterol in cells of the liver, spleen, bone marrow, lungs, and, in some instances, brain. Neurological complications may include ataxia (lack of muscle coordination that can affect walking steadily, writing, and eating, among other functions), eye paralysis, brain degeneration, learning problems, spasticity, feeding and swallowing difficulties, slurred speech, loss of muscle tone, hypersensitivity to touch, and some clouding of the cornea due to excess buildup of materials. A characteristic cherry-red halo that can be seen by a physician using a special tool develops around the center of the retina in 50 percent of affected individuals.
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