- Posted February 14, 2012 by
Bad Body Odor Disease Causes Social Conflict!
tmauinterviewfinal.mpg, LINK: http://youtu.be/GXPyA62jAM0
Trimethylaminuria (TMAU) is a metabolic disorder in which an individual is not able to break down trimethylamine into smaller compounds. Trimethylamine is the compound that gives the patient a bad odor (ranging from fishy, urine, feces, smelly socks, etc.). The odor can come from the mouth, breath, scalp, body, genital area, etc. The FMO3 gene provides instructions for making an enzyme that breaks down nitrogen-containing compounds from the diet, including trimethylamine. This compound is produced by bacteria in the intestine as they help digest proteins from eggs, liver, legumes (such as soybeans and peas), certain kinds of fish, and other foods. Normally, the FMO3 enzyme converts fishy-smelling trimethylamine into another molecule that has no odor. For more information, please contact your personal physician, a local TMAU support group, or MEBO Research, Inc., Cheryl Fields, MBA, Ph.D. (C), Director of Community Outreach Programs, (785)-286-7005, or via e-mail: cheryl.fields@m... more