Glycogenolysis during short-term fasting in malaria and healthy subjects--the potential regulatory role of glycogen content on glycogen breakdown: a hypothesis.

BACKGROUND & AIMS During short-term starvation (< 24 h), glucose production decreases 10-20% due to a decrease in glycogenolysis. In the fed state glycogen regulates its rate of breakdown, in order to limit glycogen accumulation. Whether in the fasted state a similar mechanism exists to preserve glycogen content is not known. In malaria, the rate of… CONTINUE READING