Human Biology, 14 Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25924-574-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-25924-574-9

Chapter 21 - Assess - Page 475: 9



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In Tay-Sach's disease, affected individuals lack a lysosome enzyme called hex A. This enzyme removes fatty acid proteins that build up in brain cells, thus affecting brain and mental development. These individuals usually die by the time they reach five years.
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