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Alkaptonuria ( AKU ) is a rare inherited metabolic disorder with severe premature spondyloarthropathy as a major manifestation. Although joint disease is a major feature, virtually all connective ti ...


Ochronosis / Alkaptonuria is a tyrosine metabolism disorder where accumulation of homogentisic acid, in eye, skin, cartilage and several other connective tissues leads to a black pigmentation of the a ...


Alkaptonuria is caused by deficiency of homogentisate 1,2-dioxygenase, an enzyme that converts homogentisic acid ( HGA ) to maleylacetoacetic acid in the tyrosine degradation pathway. The three majo ...