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Hepatic glucose

The liver with its stored glycogen which it turns back into glucose through glycogenesis. It's also able to create glucose from non-carbohydrate sources; this process is called gluconeogenesis.

Gluconeogenesis is the production of new glucose in the body from non-sugar sources, mainly proteins. [1] It occurs mainly in the liver and kidneys. [2]

An unrelated process, glycogenolysis, releases stored glucose very fast by breaking down glycogen in the liver. [3] I16

ReferencesEdit

  1. Glycogenesis. Elmhurst College.
  2. Gluconeogenesis. Interactive Concepts in Biochemistry.
  3. Frizzell RT, Hendrick GK, Biggers DW, Lacy DB, Donahue DP, Green DR, Carr RK, Williams PE, Stevenson RW, Cherrington AD. (1998). Role of Gluconeogenesis in Sustaining Glucose Production During Hypoglycemia Caused By Continuous Insulin Infusion in Dogs. Diabetes.

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