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Currently treatment consists of restricting the dietary intake of branched-chain amino acids to the absolute minimum that is needed for growth. However, studies have already shown that it is possible to transfer subunits of the BCKDH enzyme into cells using a retrovirus. Similar advances in gene therapy may provide a future cure. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

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