Part 1: Discuss Morphology of cells and the factor it plays in general function and structure. Also, choose a condition from the following case studies: ventricular hypertrophy, Retinoblastoma, ADHD, Poisoning
Part 2 Select a topic and discuss the difference between various cells and the role these cells play in specific disease processes.
A 2 two year old male presents with a retinal tumor and ultimately Retinoblastoma.
- What is retinoblastoma, and what is the pattern of inheritance for this type of cancer?
- What type of gene is the retinoblastoma gene, and how does mutation in this gene give rise to cancer? Be sure to indicate the consequences of mutating one or both of the alleles for this gene.
- What is the difference between a germline and a somatic mutation?
- What is the normal function of the pRB protein with regard to cell cycle regulation?
Explanation & Answer
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Discussion Questions and Case Study
Cell morphology refers to the study of the form and structure of a cell (Wu et al., 2020).
A cell is covered by a cell membrane that separates its content from the surrounding
environment. The cell membrane also serves as a barrier to control the substances that move in
and out of a cell. The cell has two major components. These include the nucleus and the
cytoplasm. In this case, the nucleus usually controls the cell’s central functions. It is covered
with an inner and outer membrane. Besides, it contains most of the genetic information. On the
other hand, the cytoplasm contains different organelles for cell viability. Some include the
mitochondria, Golgi apparatus, lysosomes, and endoplasmic reticulum (Wu et al., 2020).
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