Professor Mimi Boutin and Graduate Student Jieun Kim work helps manage rare metabolic disease

Professor Mimi Boutin
Professor Mimi Boutin
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a metabolic disease that affects about 1 in 15,000 people in the US.

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a metabolic disease that affects about 1 in 15,000 people in the US. PKU is characterized by an inability to metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine. The classic treatment for PKU is a medical diet that involves carefully controlling one's phenylalanine intake. Prof. Boutin and her graduate student Jieun Kim have created a database of phenylalanine content and phenylalanine to protein ratios in common foods to help individuals with PKU manage their diet. The database is freely available at http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/ecetr/456/

Link to Prof. Boutin's PKU site: http://mireilleboutin.wordpress.com/