NMR Studies of Glycogen Metabolism in the Heart

  • Maren R. Laughlin

Abstract

The heart stores glucose in polymer form as glycogen, which can be quickly mobilized for use as an endogenous glycolytic substrate during short periods of high work, low oxygen availability, or reduced blood flow. Glycogen storage is the single most important route of myocardial glucose disposal, accounting for as much as 60%–70% of the glucose that is phosphory-lated in human heart after a meal 1.

Keywords

Lactate Enzymatic Degradation Pyruvate Caffeine liME 

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