Development of polyglucosan inclusions in skeletal muscle.

TitleDevelopment of polyglucosan inclusions in skeletal muscle.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsValentine BA, Cooper BJ
JournalNeuromuscular disorders : NMD
Volume16
Issue9-10
Pagination603-7
Date Published2006 Oct
ISSN0960-8966
KeywordsAmylases, Animals, Glucans, Glycogen, Glycogen Storage Disease, Horse Diseases, Horses, Immunohistochemistry, Inclusion Bodies, Muscle Fibers, Skeletal, Muscle, Skeletal, Muscular Diseases, Periodic Acid-Schiff Reaction, Species Specificity, Ubiquitin
Abstract

Muscle samples from 24 horses with polysaccharide storage myopathy were stained with periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) stain and were immunostained for ubiquitin. Abnormalities detected with PAS stain were coarse granular cytoplasmic aggregates of amylase sensitive glycogen, subsarcolemmal aggregates of glycogen, central amylase sensitive bodies, and a variety of subsarcolemmal to intracytoplasmic amylase resistant polyglucosan inclusions. All amylase resistant inclusions were positive for ubiquitin. Ubiquitin was also detected in many amylase sensitive inclusions. Based on morphologic findings and pattern of ubiquitin staining, a sequence of events, beginning with abnormal glycogen storage followed by ubiquitination and eventual development of amylase resistance, is proposed.

Alternate JournalNeuromuscul. Disord.