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Thu April 10, 2014 By: Kumar Harshvardhan

WHAT IS GLYCOGEN AND ITS CHEMICAL FORMULA?

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Wed April 23, 2014

Glycogen is a polysaccharide with general formula (C6H10O5)which acts as a storage form in animals and human being just like starch in plants. It composed 1,700-600,000 units of glucose which is a monosaccharide. It is synthesized stored primarily in the liver and muscle tissue and readily converted to glucose to provide energy during heavy work.

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