“Lafora disease offers a unique window into neuronal glycogen metabolism” (2018)

This Minireview discusses the unique window into glycogen metabolism that LD research offers. It also highlights recent discoveries, including that glycogen contains covalently bound phosphate and that neurons synthesize glycogen and express both glycogen synthase and glycogen phosphorylase.

“The 3rd International Lafora Epilepsy Workshop: Evidence for a cure” (2017)

The 3rd International Lafora Epilepsy Workshop was held in Barcelona, Spain on September 1–3, 2017…

Our cells are brilliant biochemists that solve all sorts of chemistry problems under difficult conditions. They speed up slow reactions by orders of magnitude, stuff miles of DNA into tiny spaces, and carefully balance the solubility of different kinds of molecules in a jam-packed cellular solution.