Glycogen

Glycogen

Glycogen is a polysaccharide which is the main form of carbohydrate storage in animals and occurs primarily in the liver and muscle tissue. It can be converted into glucose to satisfy one’s energy needs. Another name given to glycogen is animal starch. The most common disease in which glycogen metabolism becomes abnormal is diabetes. Liver cells have the highest concentration of glycogen. The picture shows my brothers muscle which has glycogen stored in the tissue.

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