Cerebral biochemical abnormalities in experimental maternal phenylketonuria: gangliosides and sialoglycoproteins.

The present study sought a biochemical explanation for retarded brain development in the heterozygous offspring of the phenylketonuric (PKU) mother. Two rat models of simulated maternal PKU, one induced by p-chlorophenylalanine and phenylalanine and the other by phenylacetate, were employed in this investigation. Maternal PKU had no influence on cerebral… CONTINUE READING