Name: Glycogen
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Strain: Baker's yeast
Description: Glycogen is a polysaccharide that is the principal storage form of glucose in animal and human cells.
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  • Glycogen
  • Lyoglycogen
  • Phytoglycogen
Chemical Formula:
Weight: Average: 666.5777
Monoisotopic: 666.221858406
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CAS number: 9005-79-2
Traditional IUPAC Name:
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Chemical Taxonomy
Kingdom: Organic Compounds
Super Class: Carbohydrates and Carbohydrate Conjugates
Class: Tetrasaccharides
Sub Class: Hexose Tetrasaccharides
Other Descriptors:
  • Organic Oxonium Compounds
  • Aliphatic Heteropolycyclic Compounds
  • pyran
  • secondary alcohol
  • hemiacetal
  • 1,2-diol
  • acetal
  • primary alcohol
Physical Properties
State: Solid
Charge: 0
Melting point: 270-280 °C
Experimental Properties: Not Available
Predicted Properties:
Property Value Source
Water Solubility: 3.43e+02 g/l ALOGPS
LogP: -2.67 ALOGPS
LogP: -8.245046155 ChemAxon Molconvert
LogS: -0.29 ALOGPS
pKa: 11.9 ChemAxon Molconvert
Hydrogen Acceptor Count: 21 ChemAxon Molconvert
Hydrogen Donor Count: 14 ChemAxon Molconvert
Polar Surface Area: 347.83 A2 ChemAxon Molconvert
Rotatable Bond Count: 10 ChemAxon Molconvert
Refractivity: 133.2 ChemAxon Molconvert
Polarizability: 60.5 ChemAxon Molconvert
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations:
  • vacuole
  • cytoplasm
Pathways: Not Available
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  • Teste, M. A., Enjalbert, B., Parrou, J. L., Francois, J. M. (2000). "The Saccharomyces cerevisiae YPR184w gene encodes the glycogen debranching enzyme." FEMS Microbiol Lett 193:105-110. Pubmed: 11094287 Link_out
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Synthesis Reference: Parodi A J; Krisman C R; Mordoh J In vitro synthesis of particulate glycogen from uridine diphosphate glucose. II. Some studies on the growth process. Archives of biochemistry and biophysics (1970), 141(1), 219-27.
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CHEBI ID: 28087 Link_out
HMDB ID: HMDB00757 Link_out
Pubchem Compound ID: 439177 Link_out
Kegg ID: C00182 Link_out
Wikipedia: Glycogen Link_out
BioCyc ID: CPD0-971 Link_out

Name: Glycogen debranching enzyme
  • Transfers a segment of a (1->4)-alpha-D-glucan to a new position in an acceptor, which may be glucose or a (1->4)-alpha-D-glucan.
  • Hydrolysis of (1->6)-alpha-D-glucosidic branch linkages in glycogen phosphorylase limit dextrin.
Gene Name: GDB1 Link_out
Uniprot ID: Q06625 Link_out
Protein Sequence: FASTA
Gene Sequence: FASTA
Name: Glucoamylase, intracellular sporulation-specific
  • Hydrolysis of terminal (1->4)-linked alpha-D-glucose residues successively from non-reducing ends of the chains with release of beta-D-glucose.
Gene Name: SGA1 Link_out
Uniprot ID: P08019 Link_out
Protein Sequence: FASTA
Gene Sequence: FASTA
Name: Glycogen phosphorylase
  • (1,4-alpha-D-glucosyl)(n) + phosphate = (1,4-alpha-D-glucosyl)(n-1) + alpha-D-glucose 1-phosphate.
Gene Name: GPH1 Link_out
Uniprot ID: P06738 Link_out
Protein Sequence: FASTA
Gene Sequence: FASTA
Name: Glycogen [starch] synthase isoform 2
  • UDP-glucose ((1->4)-alpha-D-glucosyl)(n) = UDP + ((1->4)-alpha-D-glucosyl)(n+1).
Gene Name: GSY2 Link_out
Uniprot ID: P27472 Link_out
Protein Sequence: FASTA
Gene Sequence: FASTA
Name: Glycogen [starch] synthase isoform 1
  • UDP-glucose ((1->4)-alpha-D-glucosyl)(n) = UDP + ((1->4)-alpha-D-glucosyl)(n+1).
Gene Name: GSY1 Link_out
Uniprot ID: P23337 Link_out
Protein Sequence: FASTA
Gene Sequence: FASTA
Name: 1,4-alpha-glucan-branching enzyme
  • Transfers a segment of a (1->4)-alpha-D-glucan chain to a primary hydroxy group in a similar glucan chain.
Gene Name: GLC3 Link_out
Uniprot ID: P32775 Link_out
Protein Sequence: FASTA
Gene Sequence: FASTA

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