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What are the inborn errors of metabolism?

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Dr. James Shoemaker
General Practice
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In brief: Mutated Enzymes

There are 2 main kinds of proteins in your body: structural proteins like collagen, elastin and dystrophin and enzyme proteins that assist in the chemical reactions that help turn the foods you eat into you.
In the inborn errors of metabolism, the genes that code for these enzymes are mutated and the enzymes do not work right causing food ingredients to build up in the body to poisonous levels.

In brief: Mutated Enzymes

There are 2 main kinds of proteins in your body: structural proteins like collagen, elastin and dystrophin and enzyme proteins that assist in the chemical reactions that help turn the foods you eat into you.
In the inborn errors of metabolism, the genes that code for these enzymes are mutated and the enzymes do not work right causing food ingredients to build up in the body to poisonous levels.
Dr. James Shoemaker
Dr. James Shoemaker
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Dr. Robin Larabee
Pediatrics

In brief: Many many

There are hundreds of these disorders and they are very complicated biochemical pathways-- all are related to how the body uses nutrients to create energy in cells.
Talk to your doctor about a specific concern you have.

In brief: Many many

There are hundreds of these disorders and they are very complicated biochemical pathways-- all are related to how the body uses nutrients to create energy in cells.
Talk to your doctor about a specific concern you have.
Dr. Robin Larabee
Dr. Robin Larabee
Thank
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