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I want to know what's the genetic disorder called pku?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Phenylalanine (Phe)

Your genes pass the code to your cells for making enzymes it needs to utilize dietary substances.
Food must be broken down to usable parts ; recycled in each cell to become the building blocks of cell walls, muscle, etc.In pku a kid inherits a bad code from both asymptomatic parents ; doesn't make the phe enzyme. A buildup of phe becomes toxic, can cause brain damage and phe spills into the urine.

In brief: Phenylalanine (Phe)

Your genes pass the code to your cells for making enzymes it needs to utilize dietary substances.
Food must be broken down to usable parts ; recycled in each cell to become the building blocks of cell walls, muscle, etc.In pku a kid inherits a bad code from both asymptomatic parents ; doesn't make the phe enzyme. A buildup of phe becomes toxic, can cause brain damage and phe spills into the urine.
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