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What is glycogen storage disease in cats?

What is glycogen storage disease in cats?

Glycogen storage disease type IV is an inherited abnormality of glucose metabolism that is seen in Norwegian Forest cats. It is inherited as a simple autosomal recessive trait and can manifest in two ways: By far the most common form is stillbirth or death within a few hours of birth.

Can you develop glycogen storage disease?

When an enzyme is missing, glycogen can build up in the liver. Or glycogen may not form properly. This can cause problems in the liver or muscles, or other parts of the body. GSD is passed down from parents to children (is hereditary).

What is PK deficiency in cats?

Erythrocyte pyruvate kinase deficiency (PK deficiency) is an inherited hemolytic anemia that has been documented in the Abyssinian and Somali breeds as well as random bred domestic shorthair cats. The disease results from mutations in PKLR, the gene encoding the regulatory glycolytic enzyme pyruvate kinase (PK).

What is storage disease in cats?

Gangliosidosis is an inherited inborn error of lipid metabolism, also known as a ‘lysosomal storage disease’. Affected cats lack an enzyme required to metabolise certain lipids (fats) which means that they accumulate within cells in the body, causing disruption to normal cellular function.

How heavy are Norwegian Forest cats?

between 12 and 16 pounds
Norwegian Forest Cat Breed Traits Once they reach full maturity, which can be as late as five years of age, both male and female Norwegian Forest Cats possess significant muscle and bone mass. Males weigh on average between 12 and 16 pounds, with females typically ranging from 9 to 12 pounds.

Are Norwegian Forest Cats vocal?

Personality of The Norwegian Forest Cat Wegies have a soft voice, but they are chatty and are not afraid to make their needs known. Their large paws and climbing ability make them excellent hunters.

What is the most serious type of glycogen storage disease?

Type I (Von Gierke disease) – this is the most common type of glycogen storage disease, and accounts for 90% of all glycogen storage disease cases. Type II (Pompe’s disease, acid maltase deficiency) Type III (Cori’s disease)

Is glycogen storage disease curable?

How is glycogen storage disease treated? There is currently no cure for GSD. After diagnosis, children with GSD are usually cared for by several specialists, including specialists in endocrinology and metabolism.