- The condition trimethylaminuria, is more commonly known as fish odour syndrome, it currently has no cure.
- The syndrome occurs when an unpleasant smelling chemical trimethylamine (TMA) can’t be broken down by the liver into a different chemical that doesn’t smell.
- Researchers at the University of Warwick have been able to stabilise and inhibit the enzyme that produces TMA, which means once a drug has been discovered they can test how it to stop TMA production.
Fish odour syndrome (trimethylaminuria) is a debilitating disease, in which the liver cannot break down the smelly chemical trimethylamine which is produced by enzymes from bacteria residing in the gut leaving people with a fish like odour. Researchers from the University of Warwick are paving the way to prevent the syndrome after a breakthrough in studying the enzyme in the gut which produces trimethylamine.
Currently there is no cure for