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Phenylketonuria

Synopsis
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inborn error of metabolism caused by the failure of the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase to metabolise phenylalanine, one of the amino acids. There is consequently an accumulation of phenylalanine in the body and consequent detrimental effects, particularly on mental development and physical growth. In four parts: 1) Presentation: symptoms resulting from accumulation of phenylalanine in the blood shortly after birth; 2) Diagnostic Testing: the Guthrie test as well as more recent analyses; 3) Treatment: nature and necessity of a controlled diet; 4) Biochemistry: consequences of phenylalanine blockage in the normal biochemical pathway.
Series
Clinical Biochemistry, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 27 min.
Year of production
2000
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £35.00 (+VAT inc. p&p) VHS, higher education
Uses
Biochemistry, medical biochemistry, physiology and medicine teaching.
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
biochemistry; metabolism; phenylketonuria

Credits

Producer
Fiona W Jackson

Production Company

Name

Leeds University Television

Distributor

Name

Educational Broadcasting Services Trust

Address
No longer trading
Notes
Educational and training materials with an emphasis on maths, science and skills development, produced in collaboration with consortia of university and college academics and media departments under the auspices of the Educational Services Broadcasting Trust. Series include Maths for Engineers, Shotlist, and the Skillbank vocational skills training programmes. For sale on DVD or via download. Now ebst online is part of FENC. (www.fenc.org.uk). Now possibly part of Blended Learning Consortium.

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