HOW GLUCOSE IS FORMED BY HYDROLISIS OF GLYCOGEN?

Asked by greatnalin | 15th Jun, 2009, 10:47: AM

Expert Answer:

The breakdown of glycogen into glucose is called glycogenolysis. In glycogenolysis, there is the catabolism of glycogen by removal of a glucose monomer through cleavage with inorganic phosphate to produce glucose-1-phosphate. This derivative of glucose is then converted to glucose-6-phosphate, an intermediate in glycolysis. Glycogenolysis is regulated by the enzyme glycogen phosphorylase. It facilitates the quick retrieval of glucose molecules when extra energy is needed.The hormones glucagon and epinephrine stimulate glycogenolysis.

Answered by  | 16th Jun, 2009, 10:19: AM

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