Specific features of glycogen metabolism in the liver.

@article{Bollen1998SpecificFO,
  title={Specific features of glycogen metabolism in the liver.},
  author={Mathieu Bollen and Stefaan Keppens and Willy Stalmans},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={336 ( Pt 1)},
  pages={
          19-31
        }
}
Although the general pathways of glycogen synthesis and glycogenolysis are identical in all tissues, the enzymes involved are uniquely adapted to the specific role of glycogen in different cell types. In liver, where glycogen is stored as a reserve of glucose for extrahepatic tissues, the glycogen-metabolizing enzymes have properties that enable the liver to act as a sensor of blood glucose and to store or mobilize glycogen according to the peripheral needs. The prime effector of hepatic… CONTINUE READING
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