PKU


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PKU

abbr.
phenylketonuria

PKU

abbreviation for
(Pathology) phenylketonuria

PKU

phenylketonuria.
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Noun1.PKU - a genetic disorder of metabolism; lack of the enzyme needed to turn phenylalanine into tyrosine results in an accumulation of phenylalanine in the body fluids which causes various degrees of mental deficiency
inborn error of metabolism - any of a number of diseases in which an inherited defect (usually a missing or inadequate enzyme) results in an abnormality of metabolism
Translations

PKU

V. phenylketonuria.
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For the past 60 years, diet has been the mainstay of treatment of PKU.
Nasdaq: BMRN) announced today preliminary results from ADAPT (A Diversified Approach for PKU Treatment) in an abstract (Abstract #91, Mental Health Screening in Phenylketoniuria (PKU) Clinic) presented by Barbara Burton, MD at the 2011 annual American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) conference in Vancouver, Canada.
The event was sponsored by Vitaflo, which makes special mixtures and products for PKU sufferers, and the awards were presented by the High Sheriff of the West Midlands, Peter Tomlinson.
Treatment also includes an essential special formula made for people with PKU.
Crystal of the NHLBI team, may be that phenylalanine hydroxylase--the PKU protein --needs to interact with cofactors inside liver cells, while alpha 1-antitrypsin works in the extracellular space.
If PKU patients are not treated with a Phe-restricted diet, Phe will accumulate in the blood and brain to abnormally high levels, thereby resulting in a variety of complications including clinically significant mental retardation and brain damage, mental illness, seizures and tremors, and cognitive problems.
Children with undiagnosed PKU once ended up with severe mental retardation, often literally pulling their hair out and injuring themselves.
More than 50 years ago PKU was recognized as a cause of severe mental retardation.
As part of its total solutions capability PKU also offers a full range of GIS software applications and proprietary GIS applicable software products for 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional GIS systems models.
Training for carers to provide more comprehensive social support for people with PKU