From Glycogen Metabolism to Cell Swelling

  • Louis Hue
  • Arnaud Baquet
  • Alain Lavoinne
  • Alfred J. Meijer
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 64)


Our interest in the mechanics of swelling is recent and has arisen quite unexpectedly from the study of the control of glycogen metabolism in liver. Serendipity brought us to this promising field which we have explored and are still discovering with the zeal of a novice. This chapter summarizes our path from glycogen metabolism to cell swelling


Glycogen Synthesis Glycogen Phosphorylase Glycogen Metabolism Hypotonic Medium Intracellular Amino Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis Hue
    • 1
  • Arnaud Baquet
    • 1
  • Alain Lavoinne
    • 1
  • Alfred J. Meijer
    • 1
  1. 1.Hormone and Metabolic Research Unit, International Institute of Cellular and Molecular PathologyUniversity of Louvain Medical SchoolBrusselsBelgium

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