Stimulation of hepatic glycogen synthesis by amino acids.

  title={Stimulation of hepatic glycogen synthesis by amino acids.},
  author={Joseph Katz and Serge Golden and P A Wals},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={73 10},
Hepatocytes isolated from livers of fasted rats form little glycogen from glucose or lactate at concentrations below 20 mM. Glycogen is formed in substantial quantities at a glucose concentration of 60 mM. In the presence of 10 mM glucose, 20-30% as much glycogen as glucose is formed from fructose, sorbitol, or dihydroxyacetone. The addition of either… CONTINUE READING