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glycogenesis The conversion of glucose to glycogen, which is stimulated by insulin from the pancreas. Glycogenesis occurs in skeletal muscles and to a lesser extent in the liver. Glucose that is taken up by cells is phosphorylated to glucose 6-phosphate; this is converted successively to glucose 1-phosphate, uridine diphosphate glucose, and finally to glycogen. See also gluconeogenesis. Compare glycogenolysis.

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glycogenesis

gly·co·gen·e·sis / ˌglīkəˈjenəsis/ • n. Biochem. the formation of glycogen from sugar.

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glycogenesis

glycogenesis (gly-koh-jen-i-sis) n. the biochemical process, occurring chiefly in the liver and in muscle, by which glucose is converted into glycogen.

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glycogenesis The synthesis of glycogen from glucose in liver and muscle after a meal, stimulated by the hormone insulin.

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