What is glycogen phosphorylase?


What is glycogen phosphorylase?

Chemical Processes:

Metabolism is the maintenance activity of the body. It is comprised of the various chemical and physical processes that enable the body to produce energy, to burn fuel, and to eliminate wastes. In a state of health when all the right conditions are met, metabolism works effectively. In disease, it is often compromised.

Answer and Explanation:

Glycogen phosphorylase is an enzyme that is utilized in the body to break down stored glycogen into glucose when it is needed for metabolism. Glucose...

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Glycogenesis, Glycogenolysis, and Gluconeogenesis

from Nutrition 101: Science of Nutrition

Chapter 12 / Lesson 6

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