Activation and inactivation of glycogen phosphorylase isoenzymes purified from diabetic rat heart.


1. Hearts of diabetic rats gradually accumulate glycogen, although the activities of glycogen synthase and glycogen phosphorylase are altered in favor of a depletion of glycogen. 2. Phosphorylase in diabetic hearts has been reported to be even more activated in response to adrenaline than controls. 3. The situation is further complicated by the fact that in… (More)