Glycogenesis by Mark Cicade (CC-BY-SA-4.0)
The above diagram illustrates the process leading to the synthesis of Glycogen from Glucose in the body. Glycogen essentially acts as the body’s store of Glucose for later use as necessary.
One of the key enzymes in this process is Glycogen Synthase. This enzyme is inactivated by another enzyme called Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 or GSK 3 for short.
GSK-3 is one of the upstream regulators of Amyloid and Tau pathology in Small and Duffy’s Dual Pathway Hypothesis of Alzheimer’s Disease.
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