Asked by: Gamaliel Mazorriaga
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What does glycogen synthase do?

Glycogen Synthase (GS) is an enzyme present in liver and muscle cells that catalyses the production of glycogen. It catalyses a condensation reaction between UDP-glucose and glycogen (n-residues) to form glycogen (n+1 residues) and UDP, elongating the glycogen polymer.

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Also asked, how is glycogen synthase activated?

Glycogen synthase (GS), a key enzyme in glycogen synthesis, is activated by the allosteric stimulator glucose-6-phosphate (G6P) and by dephosphorylation through inactivation of GS kinase-3 with insulin. Here we identify a residue that plays an important role in the allosteric activation of GS by G6P.

Similarly, is glycogen synthase active when phosphorylated? It is apparent that the a-form is the physiologically active form of the enzyme while the b-form, phosphorylated, is an inactive form of the glycogen synthase. Figure 2. Covalent modification of glycogen synthase by phosphorylation by different protein kinases and dephosphorylation by protein phosphatase 1.

Besides, what does glycogen phosphorylase do?

Glycogen phosphorylase is one of the phosphorylase enzymes (EC 2.4. 1.1). Glycogen phosphorylase catalyzes the rate-limiting step in glycogenolysis in animals by releasing glucose-1-phosphate from the terminal alpha-1,4-glycosidic bond.

What would be the substrate of the enzyme glycogen synthase?

UDP-glucose is the substrate for glycogen synthase (GS) forming a bond between the #1 carbon and the nonreducing end (at C4) of the glycogen chain. The UDP also provides energy for this reaction.

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