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Glycogen, Starch and Sucrose Synthesis

  1. Michael W King

Published Online: 26 FEB 2003

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001368



How to Cite

King, M. W. 2003. Glycogen, Starch and Sucrose Synthesis. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Indiana University School of Medicine, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 FEB 2003

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Glucose is an extremely important energy-providing molecule; it is stored as a polymer – as starch in plants and as glycogen in animals. The regulation of glucose storage and utilization in humans is stringently controlled by hormones and neurotransmitters.


  • carbohydrates;
  • glucose;
  • glycogenolysis;
  • regulated metabolism