PKU and the Brain

Shawn Christ, PhD

Shawn Christ, PhD, of the department of psychological sciences at the University of Missouri discusses the pathophysiological changes in the brain of a patient with phenylketonuria (PKU), a rare genetic disorder that causes a build up of phenylalanine in the body. People with PKU need to follow a strict diet that limits phenylalanine in order to limit changes to the brain's chemistry and anatomy.

This interview was made possible by a sponsorship from BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Rare Disease Report has sole control over the editorial content.
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