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Allie S.
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Health and Medicine
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Question:

On liver function tests, what lab value will help you make a distinction between disease of the gallbladder and disease of the liver?

Allie S.
Answer:

Gallbladder disease will exhibit a cholestatic pattern on the liver function tests which include elevated alkaline phosphatase higher than the AST/ALT. Disease of the liver will be indicated by an elevated AST/ALT higher than the alkaline phosphatase.

Biochemistry
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Question:

What are Okazaki fragments?

Allie S.
Answer:

Okazaki fragments are short segments of DNA that are necessary for the completion of DNA replication. They are formed during creation of the lagging template strand. In other words, these fragments are created when copying the 5' to 3' strand.

Biology
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Question:

What is the general principle of both mitosis and meiosis and then what are the differences between them?

Allie S.
Answer:

Mitosis and meiosis are the processes of cell division. Meiosis creates haploid (23 chromosome) cells that are each genetically distinct. Mitosis creates diploid cells (46 chromosomes) that are genetically identical.

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