Glycogen storage disease ( GSD, also glycogenosis and dextrinosis) is the result of defects in the processing of glycogen synthesis or breakdown within muscles, liver, and other cell types. [1 ]
GSD has two classes of cause: genetic and acquired. Genetic GSD is caused by any
inborn error of metabolism (genetically defective enzymes) involved in these processes. In livestock, acquired GSD is caused by intoxication with the alkaloid castanospermine. [2 ]
Prevalence [ edit ]
Overall, according to a study in
British Columbia, approximately 2.3 children per 100 000 births (1 in 43,000) have some form of glycogen storage disease. In the United States, they are estimated to occur in 1 per 20,000-25,000 births. [3 ] A Dutch study estimated it to be 1 in 40,000. [4 ] [5 ]
There are eleven (11) distinct diseases that are commonly considered to be glycogen storage diseases (some previously thought to be distinct have been reclassified). (Although
glycogen synthase deficiency does not result in storage of extra glycogen in the liver, it is often classified with the GSDs as type 0 because it is another defect of glycogen storage and can cause similar problems.)..
GSD type VIII: In the past, considered a distinct condition.
Now classified with VI. [6 ] Has been described as [7 ] X-linked recessive. [8 ] GSD type X: In the past, considered a distinct condition.
[9 ] Now classified with VI. [10 ] [7 ]
GSD type I
von Gierke's disease 1 in 50,000
- 100,000 [4 ] births [11 ] Yes
Lactic acidosis, hyperuricemia
GSD type II
Pompe's disease 1 in 40,000 births
-50,000 [5 ] [12 ] No
Muscle weakness *Death by age ~2 years (infantile variant)
GSD type III
glycogen debranching enzyme
Cori's disease or Forbes' disease 1 in 100,000 births
GSD type IV
glycogen branching enzyme
Andersen disease 1 to 500,000
[12 ] No
Failure to thrive, death at age ~5 years
GSD type V
muscle glycogen phosphorylase
McArdle disease 1 in 100,000
-500,000 [13 ] [12 ] No
Renal failure by myoglobinuria, second wind phenomenon
GSD type VI
liver glycogen phosphorylase
Hers' disease 1 in 65,000- 85,000 births
[14 ] Yes
[15 ] None
GSD type VII
Tarui's disease 1 in 1,000,000
[16 ] No
Exercise-induced muscle cramps and weakness
GSD type IX
phosphorylase kinase, PHKA2
Delayed motor development, Growth retardation
GSD type XI
glucose transporter, GLUT2
GSD type XII
Red cell aldolase deficiency
Exercise intolerance, cramps
GSD type XIII
Exercise intolerance, cramps Increasing intensity of
myalgias over decades [17 ]
Serum CK: Episodic elevations; Reduced with rest [17 ]
GSD type 0
glycogen synthase -
muscle cramping Growth failure in some cases
References [ edit ]
^ " glycogen storage disease" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
^ Stegelmeier BL, Molyneux RJ, Elbein AD, James LF (May 1995). "The lesions of locoweed (Astragalus mollissimus), swainsonine, and castanospermine in rats". Veterinary Pathology 32 (3): 289–98. doi: 10.1177/030098589503200311. PMID 7604496.
^ Applegarth DA, Toone JR, Lowry RB (January 2000). "Incidence of inborn errors of metabolism in British Columbia, 1969-1996". Pediatrics 105 (1): e10. doi: 10.1542/peds.105.1.e10. PMID 10617747.
^ a b eMedicine Specialties > Glycogen-Storage Disease Type I Author: Karl S Roth. Updated: Aug 31, 2009
^ a b Ausems MG, Verbiest J, Hermans MP, et al. (September 1999). "Frequency of glycogen storage disease type II in The Netherlands: implications for diagnosis and genetic counselling". Eur. J. Hum. Genet. 7 (6): 713–6. doi: 10.1038/sj.ejhg.5200367. PMID 10482961.
^ Ludwig M, Wolfson S, Rennert O (October 1972). "Glycogen storage disease, type 8". Arch. Dis. Child. 47 (255): 830–3. doi: 10.1136/adc.47.255.830. PMC 1648209. PMID 4508182.
^ a b "eMedicine - Glycogen-Storage Disease Type VI : Article by Lynne Ierardi-Curto".
^ "Definition: glycogen storage disease type VIII from Online Medical Dictionary".
^ Warren MF, Hamilton PB (January 1981). "Glycogen storage disease type X caused by ochratoxin A in broiler chickens". Poult. Sci. 60 (1): 120–3. doi: 10.3382/ps.0600120. PMID 6940112.
^ Huff WE, Doerr JA, Hamilton PB (January 1979). "Decreased glycogen mobilization during ochratoxicosis in broiler chickens". Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 37 (1): 122–6. PMC 243410. PMID 760630.
^ The Association for Glycogen Storage Disease > Type I Glycogen Storage Disease Type I GSD This page was created in October 2006.
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^ eMedicine Specialties > Pediatrics: Genetics and Metabolic Disease > Metabolic Diseases > Glycogen-Storage Disease Type VI Author: Lynne Ierardi-Curto, MD, PhD. Updated: Aug 4, 2008
^ Goldman, Lee; Schafer, Andrew (2012). Goldman's Cecil medicine (24th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders. p. 1356. ISBN 978-1-4377-1604-7.
^ "Rare Disease Database". Orpha.net . Retrieved . 2015-09-20
^ a b http://neuromuscular.wustl.edu/msys/glycogen.html#enolase
External links [ edit ]