Topics: Cell, Golgi apparatus, Protein Pages: 3 (841 words) Published: February 24, 2013
Joseph’s Story|
Jennifer Yarbrough|

A: List Joseph’s risk Factors and create a brief summary of the information you have so far. Identify how his risk factors would affect cellular function. * Family history of vascular diseases
* Gaining weight
* He loves eating fatty foods
* Stressful job working long hours
* Has begun smoking again
* Not been sleeping well
* Tightness in his chest
Josephs risk factors are a long list that begins with a family history that he’s ignoring. He is gaining weight, creating more work for his heart; smoking, constricting blood flow; eating a high fat diet which is clogging arteries and not providing nutrients to the body. On top of all that his job is stressful and he’s not sleeping well at night allowing the body to rejuvenate and heal. He feels tightness in his chest which is more than likely caused by his smoking and adding to the lack of oxygen. B. Assumeing Joseph’s heart has stopped, what cellular processes and membrane functions are going to be affected by the loss of oxygen blood glucose and waste removal. If the heart is stopped waste removal is immediately affected as the bloods job is to flow through the body exchanging needed products with waste products. The lungs will immediately suffer to exchange oxygen for carbon dioxide. The blood cells of the body will become leaky and weak as a result the body will make unhealthy exchanges NA will rush into the cell and K out of the cells the pericardia fluid into the heart and healthy blood out of the heart. Cells will leak their glucose making the blood thick and sticky and even slower. C. Which intracellular organelles have membranes as part of their structure? How would the breakdown of the membranes of these structures affect the function of josephs heart cells? * Lysosome

* Mitochondrion
* Golgi Complex
* Endoplasmic Reticulum
* Nucleus
* Plasma Membrane
The breakdown of the Plasma...
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