Phenylketonuria - gene disorder
What is Phenylketonuria ( PKU) ?
The role of proteins?
The role of proteins are amino acids all combined that form a long chain. This chain helps the structure, function , and regulation of the body tissues and organs.
Enzymes: is a substance produced by a living organism that acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction.
How do they work? Enzymes work by speeding up the rate all chemical activites that take place in the body.
if stopped working ..? enzymes would stop and the occurring chemical reaction will slow down to a pace that is deadly.
WATER , WATER, WATER!
Can't be cured, but treatment may help
Treatment includes a strict diet with limited protein.
The person diagnosed would have a low protein lifestyle.