Formation of glycogen from d-glucose by means of glycogen synthase and dextrin dextranase; the first enzyme catalyzes formation of a polyglucose with α-1,4 links from UDPglucose, the second cleaves fragments from one chain and transfers them to an α-1,6 linkage in another. [glyco- + G. genesis, production]

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gly·co·gen·e·sis .glī-kə-'jen-ə-səs n, pl -e·ses -.sēz the formation and storage of glycogen compare GLYCOGENOLYSIS
gly·co·ge·net·ic -jə-'net-ik adj

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the biochemical process, occurring chiefly in the liver and in muscle, by which glucose is converted into glycogen.

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gly·co·gen·e·sis (gli″ko-jenґə-sis) [glyco- + -genesis] the formation or synthesis of glycogen.

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