Phenylketonuria

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&nbsp;This is a disorder caused by the deficiency of [[phenylalanine hydroxylase|phenylalanine hydroxylase]] hence the patient is unable to digest [[Phenylalanine|phenylalanine]]&nbsp;<ref>. Stryer,L., Jeremy M. Berg and John L. Tymoczko Biochemistry, 5th Ed.</ref>.&nbsp;
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&nbsp;This is a disorder caused by the deficiency of [[Phenylalanine hydroxylase|phenylalanine hydroxylase]] hence the patient is unable to digest [[Phenylalanine|phenylalanine]]&nbsp;<ref>. Stryer,L., Jeremy M. Berg and John L. Tymoczko Biochemistry, 5th Ed.</ref>.&nbsp;In severe cases, a build up of phenylalanine in the body can lead to brain damage and mental retardation. Sufferers of this disorder should be placed on a low phenylalanine diet to minimise effects of the condition<ref>Hartl, D. L. and Jones, E. W. (2006) Essential genetics : a genomics perspective.4th ed.</ref>.<br>
  
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Revision as of 19:26, 28 November 2011

 This is a disorder caused by the deficiency of phenylalanine hydroxylase hence the patient is unable to digest phenylalanine [1]. In severe cases, a build up of phenylalanine in the body can lead to brain damage and mental retardation. Sufferers of this disorder should be placed on a low phenylalanine diet to minimise effects of the condition[2].


References

  1. . Stryer,L., Jeremy M. Berg and John L. Tymoczko Biochemistry, 5th Ed.
  2. Hartl, D. L. and Jones, E. W. (2006) Essential genetics : a genomics perspective.4th ed.


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