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Which of the following genetic diseases is caused by mutations in a membrane protein?

(a) Alzheimer’s disease

(b) Parkinson’s disease

(c) Anemia

(d) Hemolytic anemia

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This interesting question is from Cellular Membranes topic in portion Cellular Membranes of Cell Biology

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Correct choice is (d) Hemolytic anemia

The best explanation: Hemolytic anemia is caused by the abnormal shapes of erythrocytes which have been traced to the mutations in ankyrin or spectrin which are plasma membrane proteins found in erythrocytes.

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