PKU - PK U Phenylketon uria By: Lindley Barrow, Jason Bost,...

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Phenylketon uria PK PK By: Lindley Barrow, Jason Bost, Spenser Jacobson, Julie McMahon and Carrie Torn
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Genetics
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1) 1) Both parents are Both parents are carriers carriers 2) 2) Both parents affected Both parents affected 3) 3) One parent affected One parent affected 4) 4) One parent carrier One parent carrier 5) 5) One parent affected, One parent affected, affe unaff carr
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Symptom
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The disease is caused by one’s inability to produce the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH). The enzyme plays a part in breaking down a vital amino acid called phenylalanine (Phe) and converting it to another AA called tyrosine (Tyr). Normally, the liver produces PAH which uses up all the Phe to change it into Tyr. Those with PKU have an excess of Phe that leaks into the bloodstream and
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Managing Managing
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Foods to be Foods to be
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Connections with Aspartame 50% of Aspartame (aka Nutrasweet) is made of phenylalanine Breath Mints Carbonated Soft Drinks Cereals Chewing Gum Flavored Syrups for
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