Proglycogen: a low-molecular-weight form of muscle glycogen.

@article{Lomako1991ProglycogenAL,
  title={Proglycogen: a low-molecular-weight form of muscle glycogen.},
  author={Joseph Lomako and Wieslawa M. Lomako and William J Bill Whelan},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  year={1991},
  volume={279 2},
  pages={
          223-8
        }
}
We recently reported that muscle contains a trichloroacetic acid-precipitable component having Mr approx. 400 kDa that can be glucosylated by an endogenous enzyme acting on UDPglucose. This component contains within itself the autocatalytic, self-glucosylating protein glycogenin, the primer for glycogen synthesis. We now report that this substance, to which we give the name proglycogen, is a glycogen-like molecule constituting about 15% of total glycogen. It acts as a very efficient acceptor of… CONTINUE READING
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