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Question;Part 1;1.;Are they any similarities or;connections between these seven individuals? What questions would you want to;ask the families to answer these questions?;2.;In your opinion, are these;seven deaths connected? Why or why not?;Part 2;1.Recalling;your knowledge of the function of organelles, what function of the cells was;interrpreted in these patients? Could this loss of function lead to the death;of these individuals? Why or why not?;2.Given;the data in the autopsy, were there any reports that seemed inconsistent with;the immediate cause of death?;Part 3;1.;For each metabolite listed;in the table, describe its role in cellular respiration? Are they substrates or;products? What s their main function?;2.;Are they any abnormalities;inthe levels of these metabolites in the victims? Develop a hypothesis about;which pathway may be affected based on these abnormalities.;3.;Explain your reasoning for;your hypothesis.;Part 4;1.;What affect would cyanide;have on the electron transport chain and the production of ATP?;2.;Given what you now know;about the action of cyanide on cellular respiration, explain why the patients;died of lack of oxygen while their blood oxygen level were normal?;3.;Would artificial respiration;or oxygenation have saved these people? Why or why not?;4.;Looking back at the;information you have about the people before the got sick, can you suggest a;possible source of the cyanide poisoning? How should public health officials;and police respond to this tragedy?


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