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Keyword - Glycogen biosynthesis (KW-0320)

Definition

Protein involved in the synthesis of glycogen, a branched polymer of D-glucose (mostly -(1-4) linked, but with some -(1-6) linked residues at branch points). Glycogen is the major short term storage polymer of animal cells and is particularly abundant in liver and to a lesser extent in muscles.

Synonyms

  • Glycogen anabolism
  • Glycogen biosynthetic process
  • Glycogen formation
  • Glycogen synthesis

Category

Biological process

GOi

glycogen biosynthetic process [ GO:0005978 ]

Graphical

Glycogen biosynthesisBiological process