Phenylketonuria (PKU): For Researchers and Health Care Providers
- American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
This organization provides education, guidelines, and additional resources for geneticists, genetic counselors, and other health professionals.
- Challenges and Pitfalls in the Management of Phenylketonuria
The 2010 Pediatrics state-of-the-art review article describes PKU, its effects, and options for treating the disorder.
- Clinical utility gene card for phenylketonuria (PDF – 171 KB)
This article summarizes 2012 guidelines on the clinical utility of genetic testing for PKU.
- Phenylalanine Hydroxylase Deficiency
This GeneReviews™ chapter provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, updated in 2010, is an expert-authored, peer-reviewed description of the enzyme deficiency that causes PKU.
- Maternal Phenylketonuria International Study
The article, which appeared in Pediatrics in 2003, reviews health outcomes for women and their children based on an 18-year study on the efficacy of a phenylalanine-restricted diet in preventing the morbidity associated with maternal PKU.
- Newborn Screening Translational Research Network (NBSTRN)
NBSTRN is a resource for investigators engaged in research related to newborn screening, including new technology development and emerging treatments. The network, which is funded by the NICHD, offers investigator FAQs, NIH grant-submission timelines, and other research tools.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man® (OMIM®)
The PKU entry in OMIM, which is an online catalog of human genes and genetic disorders published by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, covers clinical management, population genetics, and other topics related to PKU.
This international website maintains, updates, and develops information about rare diseases and orphan drugs.
- Phenylalanine Hydroxylase Locus Knowledgebase
This database, curated by McGill University, provides searchable information about mutations in the phenylalanine hydroxylase gene.
The 2010 Lancet article addresses such topics as the epidemiology of PKU, its pathophysiology, and treatment options.
- Screening for Phenylketonuria (PKU): U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation
This statement, updated in 2008, outlines the task force's recommendation on PKU screening.
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The AAP publishes the journal Pediatrics, which includes articles on PKU, such as Cognitive and Behavioral Development in Maternal Phenylketonuria Offspring. It also provides resources on newborn screening.
- Discretionary Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children
This committee advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services on newborn screening with the goal of reducing morbidity and mortality in newborns and children who have or are at risk for heritable disorders.
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Last Updated Date: 10/23/2013
Last Reviewed Date: 08/23/2013