Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 9

Phenylketonuria: Disease Characteristics, Symptoms and Cause of Disease

Yoheenee Jugdoyal*

BSc Biotechnology, City of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

*Corresponding Author: Yoheenee Jugdoyal, BSc Biotechnology, City of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

Received: June 26, 2021; Published: August 21, 2021


  Phenylketonuria is a genetic defect which causes the accumulation of phenylalanine in the body. This metabolic disorder can be detected from birth and is rare. Phenylalanine is one of twenty essential amino acids which the human body needs in order to function properly and grow (Scriver, 2007). This amino acid makes up proteins in the body, which without; the body will not function normally. However, the accumulation of this amino acid can be detrimental to the health.

Keywords: Phenylketonuria; Phenylalanine; Health


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Citation: Yoheenee Jugdoyal. “Phenylketonuria: Disease Characteristics, Symptoms and Cause of Disease”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.9 (2021): 119-122.


Copyright: © 2021 Yoheenee Jugdoyal. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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