Brain Glycogen Structure and Its Associated Proteins: Past, Present and Future

Adv Neurobiol. 2019;23:17-81. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-27480-1_2.


This chapter reviews the history of glycogen-related research and discusses in detail the structure, regulation, chemical properties and subcellular distribution of glycogen and its associated proteins, with particular focus on these aspects in brain tissue.

Keywords: Amylopectin; Glycogen architecture; Glycogen structure; Glycophagy; Lafora disease; Polyglucosan; Pompe disease; Starch.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain / anatomy & histology
  • Brain / metabolism*
  • Brain Chemistry*
  • Glycogen / chemistry*
  • Glycogen / metabolism*
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins / metabolism*


  • Nerve Tissue Proteins
  • Glycogen