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Pronunciation: gli'ko-jen'e-sis

Definition: Formation of glycogen from d-glucose by means of glycogen synthase and dextrin dextranase; the first enzyme catalyzes formation of a polyglucose with a-1,4 links from UDPglucose, and the second removes fragments from one chain and transfers them to an a-1,6 branch point in another.

[glyco- + G. genesis, production]

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