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By on July 2nd, 2014 in Diabetes Information

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Glycogenesis Definition Glycogenesis is the biosynthesis of glycogen, the major storage form of carbohydrate in animals similar to starch in plants. Glucose is the major source of energy to the cells. Glucose and its precursors like starch are supplied through the food we eat and are not reliable and continuous sources. Therefore our body has […]

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By on July 1st, 2014 in Diabetes Information

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Glycogenolysis Definition Glycogenolysis is the process of degradation of glycogen to glucose 1 phosphate and glucose in liver and muscle. [9] Glycogen serves as the storage form of carbohydrate in our body corresponding to starch in plants. When there is more supply of glucose to our body, immediately after meals, it gets stored in the […]

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By on June 30th, 2014 in Diabetes Information

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Gluconeogenesis Definition The literal meaning of Gluconeogenesis is GLUCO – glucose; NEO – new; GENESIS – creation. Thus Gluconeogenesis is a biochemical term that describes the synthesis of glucose or glycogen from substances which are not carbohydrates. Gluconeogenesis is the procedure that generates the energy giving fuel ’ glucose’ from substances other than carbohydrates, which are […]

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