What are the function of the Golgi complex?

What are the function of the Golgi complex?

The Golgi complex prepares proteins and lipid (fat) molecules for use in other places inside and outside the cell. The Golgi complex is a cell organelle. Also called Golgi apparatus and Golgi body.

What happens if there is no lysosomes?

If there were no lysosomes in the cell, it will not be able to digest food and there would be accumulation of wastes like worn out parts inside the cell. Thus, cell will not be able to survive. Lysosome (also called suicide sacs) have proteins that break down waste.

Who is at risk for having Morquio syndrome?

The risk is the same for males and females. All individuals carry 4-5 abnormal genes. Parents who are close relatives (consanguineous) have a higher chance than unrelated parents to both carry the same abnormal gene, which increases the risk to have children with a recessive genetic disorder.

Is Morquio syndrome treatable?

Orthopedic conditions like scoliosis, kyphosis and leg deformities affect many children with Morquio syndrome and may require surgical intervention. A medication has been developed to help in the treatment of Morquio, but currently there is no cure.

How long do Morquio syndrome patients live?

Unlike in several other MPS diseases, intellectual abilities are usually spared. Morquio syndrome includes mild, moderate, and severe forms. Although all forms are characterized by skeletal disease, individuals affected by milder cases may live over 70 years, while severe cases do not typically live beyond age 30.

What does a person with Morquio Syndrome look like?

Symptoms of Morquio syndrome include: Short stature, with a very short torso. Abnormal bone and spine development, including severe scoliosis. Bell-shaped chest with ribs flared out at the bottom.

What is Morquio A?

Morquio A is a form of mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), a type of lysosomal storage disorder. Also known as MPS IVA, Morquio A is a rare and progressive inherited disease that affects major organ systems in the body.