Glycogen: Structure, Functions in the Body and Role in Disease


Pedro L. Weiss (Editor)
Brian D. Faulkner (Editor)

Series: Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: SCI007000

Glycogen is a multibranched polysaccharide that serves as the cellular energy storage in animals, fungi, and humans. In this book, the authors present research in the study of the structure, functions in the body and role in disease of glycogen. Topics discussed include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and genetics of Glycogen Storage Disease Type II (GSDII); glycogen metabolism during chronic liver diseases; muscle and liver glycogen in helminth-infected fish; and glycogen metabolism enzymes as molecular targets for drug development. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Glycogen Storage Disease Type II: Expanding the Comprehension of Clinical and Genetic Spectrums of a Generalized Disease
(Gauthier Remiche, Maurizio Moggio, Giacomo P. Comi, Fonds Erasme pour la Recherche Médicale, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Bruxelles, Belgium, and others)

Glycogen Metabolism during Chronic Liver Diseases
(Natalia N. Bezborodkina, Anna Yu. Chestnova, Boris N. Kudryavtsev, Laboratory of Cellular Pathology, Institute of Cytology Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia)

Muscle and Liver Glycogen in Helminth-Infected Fish
(Galina I. Izvekova, Evgeny I. Izvekov, Papanin Institute for Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of Sciences, Borok, Yaroslavskaya Oblast, Russia)

Glycogen Metabolism Enzymes as Molecular Targets for Drug Development
(Vassiliki T. Skamnaki, Anastassia L. Kantsadi, Demetra S.M. Chatzileontiadou, Georgios Stravodimos, Demetres D. Leonidas, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Greece)


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