Hormonal Control of Glycogen Metabolism

  • J. Larner
  • P. J. Roach
  • L. C. Huang
  • G. Brooker
  • F. Murad
  • R. Hazen
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 111)


It is now recognized that both glycogen synthesis and degradation are controlled by covalent modification as well as by soluble cellular effectors. In general, it appears that only the hormonal controls are exerted through covalent phosphorylation and dephosphorylation. By this mechanism one cell type, the endocrine cell, communicates with another cell type, the target cell. The soluble cellular effectors appear to be influenced by nonhormonal as well as hormonal stimuli.


Insulin Action Glycogen Synthesis Hormonal Control Glycogen Metabolism Uridine Diphosphate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Larner
    • 1
  • P. J. Roach
    • 1
  • L. C. Huang
    • 1
  • G. Brooker
    • 1
  • F. Murad
    • 1
  • R. Hazen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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