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In carbohydrate metabolism, the breakdown of muscle glycogen, with formation of lactic acid, which enters the bloodstream, is converted to liver glycogen, which in turn breaks down and into glucose, which is carried to muscles where it is reconverted to muscle glycogen.


  • G. T. R. Cori, C. F. Cori:
    A method for the determination of hexose-monophosphate in muscle.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry, Baltimore, 1931/1932, 94: 561-591. Crystalline muscle phosphorylase. IV. Formation of glycogen.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry, Baltimore, 1943, 151: 57-63. Crystalline muscle phosphorylase in formation of glycogen.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry, Baltimore, 1943, 151: 57-63.
  • C. F. Cori:
    The enzymatic conversion of glucose-6-phosphate to glycogen.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry, Baltimore, 1941, 140: 309-310. Enzymatic reactions in carbohydrate metabolism.
    Harvey Lecture (1945-1947), 1947, 41: 253-272.

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