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The medico-legal significance of the presence of sugar and glycogen in the liver post mortem

by W. K. Brown

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Published by s.n. in S.l .
Written in English


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Statementby W.K. Brown, and Wyatt Johnston
SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 40980, CIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 40980
ContributionsJohnston, Wyatt, 1863-1902
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 microfiche (6 fr.).
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24591042M
ISBN 10066540980X

  The literature is very clear that liver glycogen degrades to sugar, via post-mortem glycogenolysis, and this is what contributes to post-mortem blood sugars rising. 6) Their glycogen intake is probably not even worth scrutinizing given the well-documented very high protein and moderate fat consumption in every published study. After 2-weeks, hepatic glycogenesis sources during overnight feeding were determined by (2)H(2)O administration and post-mortem analysis of glycogen (2)H-enrichment at the conclusion of the dark.

Glycogen synthesis will be increased and the glycogen levels will be replenished Glycolysis will be used to supply most of the muscle cells energy as long as blood sugar remains high High blood insulin will act on the cell to activate glycogen synthase and phosphofructokinase   _____ of glucose produces glycogen, the storage form of sugar, found in the liver and muscles. -

The activity of GDE (n=14) and pH (n=20) was measured , 3, 5, 24 and 48h post-mortem. The change in pro-glycogen and in macro-glycogen content (n=20) was followed until h post-mortem .   The key difference between glycogen and glucose is that glycogen is a polysaccharide that stores carbohydrates in animals and fungi while glucose is the most abundant monosaccharide that works as the primary source of energy in cells.. Carbohydrates are organic compounds characterized carbon, hydrogen and oxygen elements. The ratio of hydrogen to oxygen is in carbohydrates, .


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The medico-legal significance of the presence of sugar and glycogen in the liver post mortem by W. K. Brown Download PDF EPUB FB2

Medico-legal significance of the presence of sugar and glycogen in the liver post mortem. [Place of publication not identified]: [publisher not identified], [?] (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: W K Brown; Wyatt Johnston.

The medico-legal significance of the presence of sugar and glycogen in the liver post mortem [electronic resource] / By W. Brown and Wyatt Johnston. Abstract. Caption title."Reprinted from the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal of Decem "Electronic of access: Internet.4Author: W.

Brown and Wyatt Johnston. Livor mortis (Latin: livor – "bluish color", mortis – "of death"), postmortem lividity (Latin: postmortem – "after death", lividity – "black and blue"), hypostasis (Greek: hypo, meaning "under, beneath"; stasis, meaning "a standing") or suggillation, is the fourth stage of death and one of the signs of is a settling of the blood in the lower, or dependent, portion of the body.

Liver glycogen phosphorylase deficiency or Hers disease (GSD VI) GSD type VI (Hers disease) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by loss of glycogen phosphorylase activity in the liver owing to mutations in the gene that encodes the liver isoform of glycogen phosphorylase (PYGL) on chromosome 14q21–Cited by: Amy E.

Rattenbury, in Forensic Ecogenomics, Rigor Mortis. Rigor mortis is possibly one of the most well known of the taphonomic changes and is the process that causes the muscles in the body to stiffen resulting in rigidity due to a range of chemical changes in the muscle structure.

Muscle fibers, which in life move because of sliding filament theory, rely on the conversion of ATP to ADP. Glycogen is stored mainly in the body’s liver and muscle tissue. When blood glucose levels are high, excess glucose normally is stored as glycogen.

When blood glucose levels drop, glycogen is converted back into glucose. Prolonged exercise can deplete a person’s glycogen stores. Impaired glycogen storage in muscles and the liver explains both abnormally high and low levels.

Blood glucose levels below 4 mmol/L (50 mg/dL) are too low - you feel strange, irritable and become confused; a tremor develops if the blood glucose value falls lower and.

The liver enzyme expression is restricted to the liver, whereas the muscle enzyme is widely expressed. Liver glycogen serves as a storage pool to maintain the blood glucose level during fasting, whereas muscle glycogen synthesis accounts for disposal of up to 90% of ingested glucose.

The role of muscle glycogen is as a reserve to provide energy during bursts of activity. One glycogen molecule can consist of long chains of 1, toglucose units.

About percent of the weight of your muscles and 5 percent of the weight of your liver are made up of glycogen. Unlike glucose, glycogen is not soluble in water and cannot pass in and out of cells unless it is broken down into smaller, more soluble units.

As a result of the post-mortem decrease of ATP, the energy required for normal functioning of the ion pumps is depleted, the concentration of Ca 2+ ions released in the sarcoplasm cannot be reduced, and consequently, the muscle remains contracted.

This condition is known as post-mortem stiffness or rigor mortis (Gregory and Grandin ). The deposition of glycogen in liver and muscles increases, though with a considerable time lag.

Reconstitution of depleted glycogen stores is likely to take 1–2 days (Shearer et al., ). Carbohydrate loading for one or more days can increase glycogen stores by a third or more (Tarnopolsky et al., ). Glycogen isolation 1.

The liver is a major storage site for glycogen. Purified from two samples of human liver, glycogen was either treated or not treated with α-amylase and subsequently analyzed by SDS-PAGE and Western blotting with the use of antibodies to glycogenin.

The results are presented in the adjoining illustration. The content of glycogen (multibranched polysaccharide of glucose that serves as a form of main energy storage) in the liver may be evaluated by the Periodic Acid-Schiff (PAS) or Best’s Carmine staining.

Its low amounts can indirectly confirm insulin overdose, as it was presented in the first case. Another useful option is to perform IHC. The Medico-Legal Significance of the Presence of Sugar and Glycogen in the Liver Post Mortem W.K.

BROWN and W. JOHNSTON ; Medical Progress. Report on Progress in Gynecology. Liver and muscle biopsies are taken from Alex and analyzed.

The biopsies reveal that glycogen content in the liver is normal, but muscle glycogen content is elevated. The biochemical structure of glycogen in both tissues appears to be normal.

Suggest some possible explanations for these observations. Glucose is the fuel of all living things, supplying energy to all living cells, both plant and animal. Fructose is the first cousin of glucose and occurs in fruit and corn syrup.

Sucrose is the sugar that is commonly called "sugar" and is found in most commercially prepared foods. Sucrose appears in refined form as white table sugar. interpreting post mortem alcohol concentrations (Kugelberg and Jones ) Interpreting alcohol toxicological analysis is difficult, and one must consider the condition (i.e.

presence of decomposition) of the body, the post-mortem interval, the environmental. Glycogen is the sugar your body stores in both your liver and muscle cells. Your body can't use glycogen directly as a source of energy, and cannot store glucose. When you eat a well-balanced meal with both carbohydrates and protein, your body converts and absorbs the carbohydrates and part of the protein into glucose.

A simple sugar that is needed by every cell in the body for respiration. Liver. The organ where glucose is stored as the starch glycogen. It stores glucose as glycogen in the presence of insulin and releases glucose in the presence of glucagon.

The hormone that binds to fat cells, muscle cells, and liver cells, causing them to take in more. In humans, glycogen is made and stored primarily in the cells of the liver and skeletal muscle.[2][4] In the liver, glycogen can make up from 5–6% of the organ's fresh weight and the liver of an adult weighing 70 kg can store roughly – grams of glycogen.[2][5] In skeletal muscle, Glycogen is found in a low concentration (1–2% of the.

Glycogen is made and stored in the liver and muscle. Glycogen will be taken out of storage if blood sugar levels drop. The presence of glycogen in muscle cells as a source of glucose allows ATP to be produced for a longer time during exercise.

Figure 1 Glycogen is made of many molecules of glucose attached together into branching chains. Each. Hepatomegaly in GSD I attributable to fat and glycogen deposition is universal, resulting in a marked steatotic and enlarged liver.

Glycogenesis is the formation of glycogen from glucose. Glycogen is synthesized depending on the demand for glucose and ATP (energy). If both are present in relatively high amounts, then the excess of insulin promotes the glucose conversion into glycogen for storage in liver and muscle cells.