Joseph' Story (Case Study)

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Josephs Story Kelsey Ursenbach Due: 10/2/14 Question B on pg. 76 Well without the oxygen that his cells need the mitochondria cannot produce their chemical reactions. Carbon dioxide is a waste byproduct that in turn, will not be able to be removed now. Also glucose in the blood starts the glycolysis process because it is not regulated. Things like calcium can’t be moved now so the body will start to calcify and have other problems. Question C on pg. 93 Basically all the intracellular organelles have membranes except ribosomes, so if the membranes started to breakdown then the whole cell in turn would not be capable of functioning. None of the organelles would be able to carry out their functions. Question D on pg. 93 They are both carried within the cell in the DNA which is inside the nucleus. It has the predisposition within it and also the original makeup of the heart, therefore it has the instructions within on how to repair it. It’s kind of like if you are building a house. You have a blueprint, which is the DNA of the house. It is how the house is built. If there is an earthquake and part of the house is destroyed, and you want to repair it exactly, what will you use to assist you? You will use the original blueprint or DNA of the house, because it shows exactly how it was before, so that’s how it should be this time too. Question E on pg. 93 Well it affects the ATP. The ATP controls the channels on the cell membrane, so if that protein is no longer there, then the cell cannot function properly, thus ceasing the process the ATP works in, furthermore causing homeostatic imbalances. Question F on pg. 100 In order for anything to function correctly in Joseph’s body he needs oxygen. Things like ATP, homeostasis, and mitosis all rely on oxygen to work. They are all aerobic processes. And those are all basic processes of life, meaning without those few basic

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