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Deposition of Glycogen and Changes in some Enzymes in Brain Wounds

Abstract

IT is well established that areas of fresh brain injuries are surrounded by a concentric zone showing a marked deposition of glycogen1–3. In the healthy adult mammalian brain, however, glycogen is scarcely demonstrable by routine histological fixation and staining methods, except for the paraventricular structures4,5. In addition to possessing a large amount of rather stable glycogen, the paraventricular structures reveal an evident action of phosphatases6,7 and relatively slight activity of respiratory enzymes8,9.

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