Branched polymer of D-glucose (mostly a (1-4)-linked, but some a (1-6) at branch points). Size range very variable, up to 105 glucose units. Major short-term storage polymer of animal cells, and is particularly abundant in the liver and to a lesser extent in muscle. In the electron microscope glycogen has a characteristic 'asterisk/star' appearance.
The form of glucose found in the liver and muscles.
A substance made from multiple glucose molecules. Sometimes called 'animal starch'. It is stored in liver and muscle cells and can be converted to glucose when needed. The glucose in liver glycogen is put back into the blood when required. That in muscle cells is not, as they lack the necessary enzymatic machinery to export glucose into the blo......Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_diabetes
a polysaccharide made up of repeated glucose units. Animals make glycogen and store it in liver and muscles.
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- the form in which carbohydrate are storedFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=glycogen
The principle form of carbohydrate energy (glucose) stored within the bodies muscles and liver.Found on http://www.netfit.co.uk/glossary/fitness-glossary-g.htm
A food storage molecule. Glycogen is the main form in which carbohydrates are stored in the body. It can be broken down to form glucose to provide the body with energy.
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the form of glucose found in the liver and muscles.Found on http://www.diabetes.co.uk/glossary/g.html
The form in which carbohydrate is stored in the body, mainly in the muscles and the liver, sometimes known as 'animal starch'.
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The storage polysaccharide of animals. In mammals it is found in greatest concentrations in the liver.Found on http://www.diracdelta.co.uk/science/source/g/l/glycogen/source.html
A polysaccharide the body uses for energy storage; it is made up of chains of glucose molecules. When the body has depleted the free glucose in the blood, the liver breaks down glycogen into more glucose.Found on http://www.chemicalglossary.net/definition/815-Glycogen
the main form that glucose, the body's energy source, takes when it is stored Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=G
Form in which foods arestored in the body as energy.
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the form carbohydrates take when stored in the muscles.
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The principle form of carbohydrate energy (glucose) stored within the bodies muscles and liver.Found on http://fitandhealthysolutions.com/terminology/terminologyg.html
[ Greek ... sweet + -gen
: confer French glycogène
.] (Physiol. Chem.)
A white, amorphous, tasteless substance resembling starch, soluble in water to an opalescent fluid. It is found abundantly in the liver of most animals, and in small quantity in other organs and ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/G/38
<biochemistry> Branched polymer of D glucose (mostly _(1-4) linked, but some _(1-6) at branch points). ... Size range very variable, up to 10exp5 glucose units. Major short term storage polymer of animal cells and is particularly abundant in the liver and to a lesser extent in muscle. In the electron microscope glycogen has a characteristic a...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
(gli´ko-jәn) a polysaccharide that is the chief carbohydrate storage material in animals, being converted to glucose by depolymerization; it is formed by and largely stored in the liver, and to a lesser extent in muscles, and is liberated as needed.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) A white, amorphous, tasteless substance resembling starch, soluble in water to an opalescent fluid. It is found abundantly in the liver of most animals, and in small quantity in other organs and tissues, particularly in the embryo. It is quickly changed into sugar when boiled with dilute sulphuric or hydrochloric acid, and also by the a...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/glycogen/
white, amorphous, tasteless polysaccharide (C6H1005)n. It is the principal form in which carbohydrate is stored in higher animals, occurring ... [17 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/g/40
- a polysaccharide made up of repeated glucose units. Animals make glycogen and store it in liver and muscles.Found on http://www.eclipse.co.uk/moordent/page5.html
The chief carbohydrate used to store energy in animals. It is a polysaccharide consisting of a long, highly-branched chain of up to 100,000 glucose molecules. Glycogen is particularly abundant in the liver and to a lesser extent in muscle. It can be broken down into glucose with glucagon, while in...Found on http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/G/glycogen.html
glycogen (glī'kujun) , starchlike polysaccharide (see carbohydrate) that is found in the liver and muscles of humans and the higher animals and in the cells of the lower animals. Chemically it is a highly branched condensation polymer of glucose; it is readily hydrolyzed to glucose. Glycog...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0821061.html
Glycogen is a polysaccharide retained in the liver as a carbohydrate store.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/GG.HTM
Type: Term Pronunciation: glī′kō-jen Definitions: 1. A glucosan of high molecular weight, resembling amylopectin in structure [with α(1,4) linkages] but with more highly branched α(1,6) linkages, as well as a small number of α(1,3) linkages; found in most tissues of the body, especially those of the liver and muscle; ...Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=37844
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