Glycogen Storage Disease Type IV: Inherited Deficiency of Branching Enzyme Activity in Cats

@article{Fyfe1992GlycogenSD,
  title={Glycogen Storage Disease Type IV: Inherited Deficiency of Branching Enzyme Activity in Cats},
  author={John C. Fyfe and Urs Giger and Thomas J Van Winkle and Mark E. Haskins and Sheldon A Steinberg and Ping Wang and Donald F. Patterson},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={1992},
  volume={32},
  pages={719-725}
}
ABSTRACT: Glycogen storage disease type IV due to branching enzyme deficiency was found in an inbred family of Norwegian forest cats, an uncommon breed of domestic cats. Skeletal muscle, heart, and CNS degeneration were clinically apparent and histologically evident in affected cats older than 5 mo of age, but cirrhosis and hepatic failure, hallmarks of the human disorder, were absent. Beginning at or before birth, affected cats accumulated an abnormal glycogen in many tissues that was… CONTINUE READING

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