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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The breaking down, or catabolism, of a particular polysaccharide into molecules of the sugar glucose and molecules of glucose 1-phosphate within the body by enzymes.

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  • When freezing is detected, a signal is transmitted to the liver where glycogenolysis, the conversion of glycogen to glucose, begins in earnest.
  • In 1936, extending their quantitative analytical methods to hexose monophosphates in glycogenolysis, they discovered a new intermediate, glucose-1-phosphate, the Cori ester.
  • Glucose-dependent tissues (ie, red blood cells, retina, lens, and renal medulla) receive glucose through gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis.
  • Extracts of this lobe also influence the general metabolism of the carbohydrates by accelerating the process of glycogenolysis in the liver. for more
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