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Glycogen degradation

Post by Mjhavok » Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:13 pm

Can anyone tell me the metabolic complications of glycogen degradations and how the cell handles this?
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Post by safra » Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:21 am

i'm not sure how the cell handles it but glycogen is the hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar by releasing sugar into the blood....or is tha glucagon?? If you want to know what cells specifically would handle it, i think is would be the islets of langerhans..either alpha or beta. This whole thing is part of the pancreas.
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Post by Mjhavok » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:03 am

ur talking about glucagon not glycogen.
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Post by MrMistery » Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:29 pm

Glycogen degradation takes place in the smooth endoplasmic reticulum. The enzyme glucose-6-phosphatase, present here, breaks down glucose-6-phosphate(which results from the release of monomers from the polimer that is glycogen) into glucose molecules. Unfortunately these molecules can not exit the endoplasmic reticulum, so another protein has to take it into the cytoplasm. Once there, it can exit the cell through a GLUT permease.

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Post by Mjhavok » Sat Apr 08, 2006 4:13 pm

Thanks for the answers. I found it out.
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