Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Glycogen Storage Diseases

Group of recessive familial lysosomal storage diseases characterized by abnormal glycogen metabolism. Symptoms involve the liver and muscles. About 10 heritable forms are known (0-IX), e.g. Andersen (IV), AntopolDanon (IIb), Forbes-Cori (III), Hers (VI), McArdle (V), Pompe (II), Tarui (VII), and Von Gierke (I) disease. Various enzymes in the glycolysis pathway are affected. Individually, each is rare; cumulatively, their incidence is roughly 1: 20 000.

See carbohydrate metabolism.

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