1. The liver and muscle tissues of 14 human anencephalic babies were examined for glycogen content and structure, and for the activities of several glycogen-metabolizing enzymes. 2. In both tissues glycogen content increased with gestation age; the muscle glycogens had a slightly but significantly lower degree of branching than the corresponding liver glycogens. 3. All the expected glycogen-metabolizing enzymes were present; acid maltase activities were higher and phosphoglucomutase activities were lower than the results reported for human adult tissues. Glucose 6-phosphatase activity increased significantly with gestation age.
Research Article|September 01 1971
Studies on the structure and metabolism of glycogen in some abnormal human infants
D. J. Manners;
W. H. Schutt;
J. R. Stark;
Biochem J (1971) 124 (3): 461-465.
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D. J. Manners, W. H. Schutt, J. R. Stark, V. Thambyrajah; Studies on the structure and metabolism of glycogen in some abnormal human infants. Biochem J 1 September 1971; 124 (3): 461–465. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/bj1240461
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