Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: hereditable glycogen storage disease

  • The Doctors Cori, carbohydrate metabolism, and the Nobel prize

    Beta-d-glucose. Image by Rob Hooft, via Wikimedia. CC BY-SA 3.0 Energy in animals and humans is stored in the body in the form of glycogen. Starch, a similar molecule but less branched, serves the same function in plants. Glycogen, discovered by Claude Bernard in 1856, is stored primarily in the liver (about 120 grams) and…