glycogen synthetase

glycogen synthetase

[′glī·kə·jən ′sin·thə‚tās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme that catalyzes the synthesis of the amylose chain of glycogen.
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This occurs in part as a result of poor movement of GLUT4 glucose transporters to the cell membrane, leading to insulin resistance, along with low muscle glycogen synthetase activity, leading to poor glycogen storage, in a counter-regulatory hormonal environment that enhances muscle protein degradation due to glucoeneogenesis.
Glycogen synthetase from rat liver: (glucose) n + (UDPG)->(Glucose)n + l +UDP.
In the diabetic rats, high glucose levels and a decrease in hepatic glycogen contents could be attributed to less availability of the active form of the enzyme glycogen synthetase (Bollen and Stalmans 1984).
The control of glycogen metabolism by the enzymes phosphorylase and glycogen synthetase is effected in animal tissues mainly through the inter conversions of the active and inactive forms of these enzymes.
Glycogen synthetase from rat liver: (Glucose)n +(UDPG) [right arrow] or [vector] (Glucose)n + 1 + UDP.