Trimethylaminuria (TMAU), also known as fish odor syndrome or fish malodor syndrome, is a rare metabolic disorder that causes a defect in the normal production of the enzyme Flavin containing monooxygenase 3 (FMO3).When FMO3 is not working correctly, the body loses the ability to properly breakdown trimethylamine.
Genetics Home Reference discusses genes related to this disorder, how it is inherited, and other names TMAU is known by.
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Woman smelling of sewage raises awareness of condition
The BBC speaks to a woman with a syndrome which causes her to smell of ‘rotten garbage’ and ‘sewage’ says she wants to educate people about the condition. (April 07, 2014)
ABC News: More Information on TMAU
Article describes this disorder and covers FAQs. (August 08, 2006)
Trimethylaminuria: The Fish Malodor Syndrome
Abstract from Drug Metabolism and Disposition. Includes an introduction, history, clinical reports, biochemical features, types, diagnosis, and treatment. (April 01, 2001)
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