Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Grayson Seevers

[fen-l-kee-toh-noo-r-ee-uh]

is a genetic disorder that causes your body to become unable to breakdown the amino acids, phenylalanine. This enzyme is found in all proteins and many foods that we eat.

Works Cited

DK, Gavrilov. "Phenylketonuria (PKU)." - Mayo Clinic. Web. 14 Oct. 2015. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/phenylketonuria/basics/definition/con-20026275>.


"Phenylketonuria (PKU) Overview: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment." WebMD. WebMD, 2008. Web. 14 Oct. 2015. <http://www.webmd.com/children/tc/phenylketonuria-pku-topic-overview_>.