Hey everyone! Long time no see!
I was requested mnemonics for glycogen storage diseases recently so I thought I'd write about it -
Glycogen storage diseases from 1-6 are:
von Gierke's disease
The memory aid for remembering this one is actually a dirty mnemonic, I found it on tumblr (Can't remember where I read it!)
Anyway the mnemonic is -
Also, heart pumps (Pomps) blood. So that's how you can remember that the heart is affected in Pompe's disease!
And for the enzymes -
Glycogen storage disease type 1 mnemonic:
Geirke - Glucose 6 phosphatase. Both have a G!
Glycogen storage disease type 2 mnemonic:
The Pompe's disease mnemonic is a drag but for whoever this helps.. Do you guys know about the volcanic eruption in Pompeii?
The fires of Pompeii makes me think of acid (burns-fire-acid?) and how it killed children.
So acid alpha-glucosidase and affects children!
Glycogen storage disease type 3 and 4 mnemonic:
Mnemonic for Anderson’s and Cori’s is, "ABCD"
Anderson’s - Branching enzyme.
Cori’s - Debranching enzyme.
Glycogen storage disease type 5 mnemonic:
Muscle phosphorylase for McArdles. Both have a M in the name!
Glycogen storage disease type 6 mnemonic:
LivHER. So Liver phosphorylase is affected in Hers disease.
Hope you're having a wonderful time and see you in the next post xo