glycogen


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gly·co·gen

 (glī′kə-jən)
n.
A polysaccharide, (C6H10O5)n, that is the main form of carbohydrate storage in animals and is found primarily in the liver and muscle tissue. It is readily converted to glucose as needed by the body to satisfy its energy needs. Also called animal starch.

gly′co·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.

glycogen

(ˈɡlaɪkəʊdʒən; -dʒɛn)
n
(Biochemistry) a polysaccharide consisting of glucose units: the form in which carbohydrate is stored in the liver and muscles in man and animals. It can easily be hydrolysed to glucose. Also called: animal starch
glycogenic adj

gly•co•gen

(ˈglaɪ kə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

n.
a polysaccharide, (C6H10O5)n, composed of glucose isomers, that is the principal carbohydrate stored by the animal body and is readily converted to glucose when needed for energy use.
[1855–60]

gly·co·gen

(glī′kə-jən)
A carbohydrate stored in the liver and muscles of animals that is converted to glucose for energy when glucose levels in the blood are depleted.

glycogen

A carbohydrate stored in the liver. It is produced from, but more complex than, glucose. See monosaccharides, polysaccharides.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glycogen - one form in which body fuel is stored; stored primarily in the liver and broken down into glucose when needed by the body
polyose, polysaccharide - any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules
Translations
Glykogen
glycogeen

glycogen

[ˈglaɪkəʊdʒen] Nglicógeno m

glycogen

[ˈglaɪkəʊdʒən] nglicogeno

gly·co·gen

n. glucógeno, polisacárido usualmente almacenado en el hígado que se convierte en glucosa según lo necesite el organismo;
___ storage diseasehepatina, almacenamiento de glucógeno en el hígado.
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Also, when you work out consistently your glycogen store breaks down.
The glycogen is the body's energy reserve and it is stored in the liver and other organs like the muscle.
Dysfunction or absence of functional GAA results in toxic accumulation of glycogen in cells which leads to muscular weakness and respiratory failure.
ABSTRACT To improve the accuracy and reproducibility of the previous near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) model for glycogen in the oyster species Crassostrea virginica, a new model using freeze-dried samples was developed.
Glycogen phosphorylase (GP) is bound to glycogen in sarcoplasmic reticulum and catalyzes the first step of glycogenolysis after activation, which involves the separation of glucose-1-phosphate from glycogen.
Our bodies have glycogen, which is a stored form of glucose that is used as energy.
They recommend fuelling up on carbohydrates such as potatoes, rice, pasta and fruit on the day before a race and urge runners to take on carbohydrates during exercise to prevent a decline in liver glycogen, which helps to maintain blood sugar control and delay fatigue.
Results showed that the total carbohydrate, glycogen and soluble protein contents were higher in the white cysts than in the brown cyst, whereas the glycerol content was lower in the white cysts than in the brown cysts.
Changes in both glycogen and lactate content, which are results of postmortem metabolism, can be very important factors in meat quality.
The use of the metabolic reserve, reduction or depletion of glycogen concentrations and how it is used varies between bivalves and is often associated with nutritional conditions (starvation or food availability), the stage of development, sexual maturity (Hummel et al.
Before dancing: An hour or two before class starts or the curtain rises, top off your glycogen stores with a small carbohydrate snack, such as a banana or an energy bar.
Liver yields glycogen hundreds of thousand glucose particles extended attach through chemical process (Glycogenesis).