Zoo 317 Heredity, Evolution and Society

Lecture 19 Cummings 10: pp 237-248

I. The nature of metabolic errors

II. Examples of metabolic errors


I. Metabolic errors (also called inborn errors of metabolism or metabolic blocks) is a term applied to inherited enzyme deficiencies.

II. Hundreds of inherited metabolic errors have been described. The following are some classic examples.

metabolic error enzyme alkaptonuria
metabolism  metabolic pathway  substrate
  phenylketonuria   galactose galactosemia
lactose   Lesch-Nyhan syndrome     Tay-Sachs disease  

Back To:
ZOO 317 / Course info / Lecture sched / Last lecture / Next lecture / On-line resources

last revision: 28 September 1999
owned by: Dr. Eldon Sutton