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What is glycogen and its function?

Glycogen is a polysaccharide of glucose that serves as a form of energy storage in fungi and animals. Muscle glycogen is quickly converted into glucose by muscle cells and liver glycogen that converts into glucose for use throughout the body which includes the central nervous system.

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Regarding this, what is the role of glycogen?

Glycogen is a multibranched polysaccharide of glucose that serves as a form of energy storage in animals, fungi, and bacteria. The polysaccharide structure represents the main storage form of glucose in the body. In humans, glycogen is made and stored primarily in the cells of the liver and skeletal muscle.

what is glycogen structure? (C6H10O5)n

Beside above, what is glycogen and why is it important?

Glycogen's role in maintaining blood-glucose levels is especially important because glucose is virtually the only fuel used by the brain, except during prolonged starvation. Moreover, the glucose from glycogen is readily mobilized and is therefore a good source of energy for sudden, strenuous activity.

What is an example of glycogen?

A polysaccharide stored in animal liver and muscle cells that is easily converted to glucose to meet metabolic energy requirements. Most of the carbohydrate energy stored in animal cells is in the form of glycogen.

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