Lecture_I - Glycogen Metabolism and Gluconeogenesis...

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Glycogen Metabolism and Gluconeogenesis Glycogen structure Glycogen breakdown Glycogen synthesis Learning Objectives Synthesis of glucose Enzymes catalyzing glycogen breakdown
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Glucose Storage and Synthesis • Brain, red blood cells and some other tissues depend almost entirely on glucose as the source of energy • Glycogen is the stockpile of glucose for later metabolic use • A constant concentration of glucose in blood (~ 5 mM) is provided by glycogen mobilization
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