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  1. Serum phenylalanine screening is a blood test to look for signs of the disease phenylketonuria (PKU). The test detects abnormally high levels of an amino acid called phenylalanine.
  2. ... that increases the levels of a substance called phenylalanine in the blood. Phenylalanine is a building block of proteins (an amino ... some artificial sweeteners. If PKU is not treated, phenylalanine can build up to harmful levels in the ...
  3. ... along with a restricted diet to control blood phenylalanine levels in adults and children 1 month of ... have phenylketonuria (PKU; an inborn condition in which phenylalanine may build up in the blood and causes ...
  4. ... along with a specific diet to reduce blood phenylalanine levels in people who have phenylketonuria (PKU; an inborn condition in which phenylalanine may build up in the blood and causes ...
  5. ... gene provides instructions for making an enzyme called phenylalanine hydroxylase. This enzyme is responsible for the first step in processing phenylalanine, which is a building block of proteins (an ...
  6. ... body. For example, it works with the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase to convert an amino acid called phenylalanine into another amino acid, tyrosine. Tetrahydrobiopterin is also ...
  7. Sepiapterin reductase deficiency is a condition characterized by movement problems, most often a pattern of involuntary, sustained muscle contractions known as dystonia. ...
  8. The SPR gene provides instructions for making the sepiapterin reductase enzyme. This enzyme is involved in the last of three steps in the production of a ...
  9. ... levels of several substances in the body, including phenylalanine. Phenylalanine is a building block of proteins (an amino ... and in some artificial sweeteners. High levels of phenylalanine are present from early infancy in people with ...
  10. ... to properly break down an amino acid called phenylalanine. ... Babies with PKU are missing an enzyme called phenylalanine hydroxylase. It is needed to break down the ...
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