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What is Phenylketonuria?

What is Phenylketonuria?It is a familial metabolic disease

The amino acid phenylalanine found in protein foods cannot be broken down in the liver due to the deficiency of the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase. Phenylalanine and its metabolites accumulate in the blood and tissues. It destroys the developing brain of the child and causes him to be severely mentally retarded.

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