Thursday, May 23, 2019
engineered enzymes for better healthcare

Homocystinuria (HCY) is caused by an enzyme deficiency that blocks the metabolism of homocysteine and occurs in approximately 1 in every 68,000 (Ireland). The major clinical features include optical dislocation (affecting 80% of HCY by age 15), mental retardation, osteoporosis and thromboembolism causing death in 50% of HCY by age 20 and 75% by age 30. With early detection, strict dietary management and vitamin supplements, growth and development should be normal.

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amino acid disorders productDisorders of Amino Acid Metabolism

PKU        Phenylketonuria

MSUD     Maple Syrup Urine Disease

HCY        Homocystinuria

TYR-I      Tyrosinaemia Type-I


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