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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.
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Adj.1.glycogenic - of or relating to or involving glycogen
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It is used as an antiketogenic, glycogenic and antifungal agent.
Acute glycogenic and hypoglycemic effects of two inositol phosphoglycan insulin mediators in normal and streptozotocindiabetic rats in vivo.
Leucine, which is not the same as glycogenic amino acids, was increased in dairy cows exposed to HS, likely due to an increased supply from HS plasma.
Assessment was via the number of hepatocytes/mm, the intercellular glycogenic behaviour, the rates of histological change (hyperplasia, lamella fusion and telangiectasia) and the percentage of neutral and acidic mucin-producing cells.
Further support is provided by the results of metabolomics analysis, which indicated that BBR treatment resulted in increased pyruvic acid, serotonin, and ketogenic and glycogenic amino acid levels in the serum [127].
She was diagnosed with esophageal glycogenic acanthosis (Figures 1(a)-1(c)) found on upper endoscopy performed at age twenty-two months for symptoms of reflux and feeding difficulties.
Glycogenic hepatopathy presents with abdominal pain, hepatomegaly, and transaminasemia as a result of increased glycogen formation and deposition in the setting of excess levels of insulin and glucose.
To define which renal tubules were affected by glycogen accumulation in NaW-IRS2-KO mice, we analyzed the cellular expression of different metabolic enzymes that display a characteristic pattern of zonation along the nephron, which may help to understand the segment specificity (if any) of the glycogenic alteration.
Thickening of the glomerular basement membrane and glycogenic vacuolization in the tubular epithelium were attracted attention in the 6th week after methacrylamide exposure (Fig.
Background/Aims: To evaluate the incidence of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in patients with glycogenic acanthosis (GA).
In Spirobranchus tetraceros and the unpigmented Protula ocelli, this microvillar region is diminutive but regardless appears to partially contribute to an excreted filament and perhaps some granular glycogenic material, continuous with the overlaying cuticular lens produced by the supporting cells.
Although the acetate concentrations from animals fed crude glycerine associated with starch- or fiber-based ingredients in low concentrate were not lower than acetate concentrations from animals fed high concentrate diets, these concentrations were similar between these diets, reporting the glycogenic property of glycerol in low concentrate diets.