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Tay-Sach's Disease

Tay-Sach's disease is a progressive genetic disorder among children. This is caused by a deficiency of the Hexosamindase A enzyme which results in the destruction of the central nervous system. To date, there is no reported cure for Tay-Sachs disease.

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Tay-Sachs disease is a human genetic abnormality that results in cells accumulating and becoming clogged with very large and complex lipids Which cellular organelle must be involved in this condition?

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The lysosome must be involved in Tay-Sachs disease. Lysosomes are responsible for breaking down cellular waste, including lipids. In Tay-Sachs disease, a deficiency in the enzyme beta-hexosaminidase A leads to the accumulation of lipids in cells, particularly in the lysosomes.

What chromosome does tay-sachs disease affect?

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Tay-Sachs disease is caused by mutations in the HEXA gene located on chromosome 15. These mutations result in the absence or deficiency of the enzyme hexosaminidase A, leading to the accumulation of harmful substances in the brain and nervous system.

What is Tay Sachs disease?

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Tay-Sachs disease is a rare genetic disorder that causes progressive destruction of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It is caused by a deficiency of an enzyme called hexosaminidase A. Symptoms usually appear in infancy and worsen over time, leading to developmental and motor problems, seizures, and ultimately premature death.

What is genotype Tay Sachs disease?

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a rare fatal hereditary disease, occurring chiefly in infants and children, esp. of eastern European Jewish origin, characterized by a red spot on the retina, gradual blindness, and paralysis.

What effect does Tay Sachs disease have on the body?

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what effect does Tay-sachs disease have on the body?

Can tay-sachs disease prevented?

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No but you can check if you and your mate are 'carriers' of the disease. BOTH parents must be a carrier to have a an affected child. if both parents are carriers, then the child:

25% affected

50% carriers

25% unaffected

if you have any further questions ask me at

stefano-lau@Live.ca

good luck

Is tay-sachs disease lethal?

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Tay-Sachs in infants is extremely lethal. Problems with motor function and sensory organs begin at around 7 months or so. Seizures occur around the age of 2. Death occurs when the infant reachs 5 years old.

Tay-Sachs in adults, however, is not necessarily lethal. Many of the disorders remain the same as they do in infants but the disease does not normally cause death in adults.

What do galactosemia ansd Tay-Sachs disease have in common?

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Both are inherited (genetic) disorders

What goes wrong in the diseased cell from the tay sachs disease?

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Tay-Sachs disease happens because a fatty substance in the child's brain builds up to toxic levels and affects the child's nerve cells. The disease occurs when harmful quantities of cell membrane components known as gangliosides accumulate in the brain's nerve cells, eventually leading to the premature death of the cells. A ganglioside is a form of sphingolipid, which makes Tay-Sachs disease a member of the sphingolipidoses. There is no known cure or treatment.

How is Tay-Sachs disease detected?

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First you take a physical exam and a blood test that tests the level of hex-A, the protein this disease affects, in your body. If the first blood test comes out positive, there may be other additional genetic tests to see for sure whether or not you have Tay Sachs.

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When does tay-sachs disease occur?

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Symptoms of Tay-Sachs disease were discovered by Warren Tay in 1881 and Bernard Sachs wrote about it in general in 1887. (this is a disease which affects the brain and eventually kills the person who has it.)
Infants that have Tay-Sachs normally die by age 5. They start to lose their functions by the age of 8 months!!

Discovered in 1881.

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Is Tay-Sachs disease due to heredity?

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Tay- Sachs disease is inherited through offspring. If one of the parents are a carrier the one of the children might get it.

What enzyme is absent or defective in tay sach's disease?

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Tay-Sachs disease (TSD) is a fatal condition caused by a deficiency of the enzyme hexosaminidase A (Hex-A).

People of what descent are at the highest risk of Tay-Sachs disease?

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Tay-Sachs can happen to anyone of any heritage. French Canadians, Louisianan Cajuns and Askhenazi Jews are all considered high risk with a carrier rate of 1/27. Preliminary data suggests people of Irish / British Isle descent are at an increased risk between 1/50 and 1/150. The gene occurs in the general population at a rate 1/250.

All couples should see a genetic counselor before getting pregnant to discuss which diseases are appropriate for them.

What treatment exists for Tay-Sachs disease?

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Some known treatments for Tay-Sachs disease are:

· Medication

· Techniques to keep airways opened

And

· Proper nutrition/hydration

These are some treatments that are said to help treat Tay-sachs disease. But, there is no known treatment that will for sure cure it.