Discuss the symptoms and effect of Phenylketonuria on the digestive system and homeostasis. What are the available treatments?
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a rare genetic condition where in a human is unable to to break down the amino acid phenylalanine (PHE) normally. The enzyme responsible for the conversion of phenylalanine to tyrosine (phenylalanine hydroxylase or PAH) is not functioning.
Symptoms on digestive and homeostasis includes
1. mental retardation
2. social relationship issues (resulting from number 1)
3. seizures and tremors
4. high phenylalanine concentration on urine and saliva; thus making the breath and...
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