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Galactosaemia

Synopsis
Looks at the presentation, diagnostic testing, treatment and biochemistry of galactosaemia, a rare inherited defect that affects the metabolism of galactose. It must be detected soon after birth, and simple tests and enzymic assays lead quickly to accurate diagnosis. Treatment is dietary, with exclusion of all dairy products and lactose-containing foods together with additional calcium in the diet. The biochemistry shows four enzyme-catalysed steps between galactose and glucose in spite of the transformation being a simple isomerism. each of two enzyme defects in the four-stage process lead to different types of galactosaemia.
Series
Clinical Biochemistry, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 26 min.
Year of production
2000
Availability
Sale; 2001 sale: £35.00 (+VAT inc. p&p) VHS, UK higher education
Uses
Undergraduate biochemistry, medical biochemistry, physiology and medicine.
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
biochemistry; galactosaemia; metabolism

Credits

Producer
Fiona W Jackson

Production Company

Name

Leeds University Television

Distributor

Name

Educational Broadcasting Services Trust

Web
http://www.ebst.co.uk/shop/index.php External site opens in new window
Phone
01553 630828
Address
EBST Online
The White House
8 Gayton Road
Ashwicken
Kings Lynn, Norfolk
PE32 1LS,
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)

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