glucogenesis


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glucogenesis

[‚glü·kō′jen·ə·səs]
(biochemistry)
Formation of glucose within the animal body from products of glycolysis.
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Epinephrine increases glucogenesis and glycogen breakdown in the liver, leading to hyperglycemia.
Agent Comment Metformin Increased insulin sensitivity, reduction of glucogenesis, inhibition of excessive glucose absorption, enhanced glycolysis by increasing gene expression that encodes for glucokinase and liver-specific pyruvate kinase.
It is indicated that pinealectomy causes a decrease in hepatic and muscular glucogenesis which provides an increase in the blood levels of glucose and a decrease in insulin, while it may be responsible for glucose intolerance and impaired insulin secretion as well.