Glycogen Storage Diseases

George Henry Sack

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Glycogen storage diseases (GSDs) comprise a group of rare inherited disorders caused by dysfunction of the synthesis or degradation of glycogen. Manifestations of GSDs are largely related to their direct effects on liver and/or muscle metabolism. The medical consequences of GSDs directly relate to glycogen's central role in glucose homeostasis. Analyzing this group of disorders has identified most of the enzymes directly related to glycogen metabolism. Recognizing the presence and consequences of GSD is the basis for rational treatment of affected individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Biological Chemistry
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780123786319
ISBN (Print)9780123786302
StatePublished - Feb 15 2013


  • CAMP
  • Glucagon
  • Glucose
  • Glycogen
  • Glycogen synthase kinase
  • Homeostasis
  • Insulin
  • Kinase
  • Liver
  • Muscle
  • Phosphatase
  • Phosphorylase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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