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Biochemistry Glycogen metabolism and Gluconeogenesis Notes Download For the Pharmacy students.
Gluconeogenesis is the synthesis of glucose from nonsaccharide compounds
- glycerol, and
- some amino acids (called glucogenic amino acids)
Glycogen synthesis (glycogenesis)
A distinct system of enzymes exists for endergonic glycogen synthesis, coupled ultimately to the hydrolysis of ATP.
Glucose 6-phosphate isomerizes to glucose 1-phosphate by the action of phosphoglucomutase.