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N. Katz (Institute of Biochemistry, Univ. of Giessen). an astounding body of theoretical and practical a€c Receiving such varied and kind assistance and ad- knowledge. Many of these empirical findingswere vice has filled me with gratitude and encouragement subsequently confirmed some (still) remain a€œ- during the years spent compiling this book. piricala€, without, however, having been disproved. a€œEmpiricism, Intuition and Logica€ (R. Gross, Co- In preparing the book my thoughts and my loving logne, 1988) will always be the leitmotif of the ph- gratitude have constantly been with my son, Ha- ician! a€c The considerable and fascinating develop- Dieter r, whose death was so sudden and incompreh- ments in hepatology, especially those of the last ten sible to us all. I have tried to represent his inspi- years, remain a central theme. a€c The current stageof tions and detailed ideas as well as incorporating his th this development may well become known as the 4 particular clinical insights. This volume is thus our (biomolecular) epoch of hepatology, as I have p- joint lifea€™s work. He will always be remembered as an posed in the first chapter of our book. example to us all. At the beginning and end of the book I have pur- Finally, my thanks to the employees at Springer for posely cited two quotations from P PARACELSUS which the speedy completion of this book and especially to have always made a deep impression on me. a€c In the JAprg Engelbrecht and Dr.glycogenolysis, (3.) ... 7.1 Glycogenesis and glycogenolysis The postprandial glycogen content of the liver is 65a€”80 g/ kg liver wet weight (= 5 a€” 8% of total ... 3.7: Diagram showing glucose metabolism (fasting state) Gluconeogenesis enables.

Author:Erwin Kuntz, Hans-Dieter Kuntz
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-03-11


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