glycogen glycogen  /ɡ ˈlaɪ kə dʒɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) one form in which body fuel is stored; stored primarily in the liver and broken down into glucose when needed by the body

Usage(s):

  1. Glycogen, or animal sugar, is almost the sole source of cell energy.
  2. Glycogen, a form of starch manufactured in the liver, is the substance which the body uses for quick energy.
  3. Added carbs from drinks would be useful only after several hours of exertion, when the body starts to draw upon its stored glucose, known as glycogen, for energy.

News

  • Discovery of how a gene that regulates factors involved in bacteria pathogenicity acts

    A discovery has been made of the way in which the glgS gene (now renamed as the “surface composition regulator”, scoR) acts in bacteria and how the mechanisms involved in bacterial infection can be altered by manipulating this gene, which indirectly affects glycogen production. The finding has been protected through the application for a patent and the exploiting of it is now pending a response ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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Quotes

  • "Thirty to 60 minutes after a race, it's a very good idea to replenish glycogen stores in your body by eating a snack that's 80 percent carbohydrates and 20 percent protein," says Galloway. "A lot of energy bars offer that, and it speeds up...
    on Jul 2, 2007 By: Jeff Galloway Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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