Glycogen: an efficient storage form of energy in anaerobic conditions

What is the net energy yield for the oxidation of a glucose unit from glycogen in anaerobic conditions? In anaerobic conditions, the oxidation of a free glucose to lactate leads to the net production of two molecules of ATP. Glucose from the action of glycogen phosphorylase: glucose-1-phosphate release (about 90% of the removed units) Glycogen […]

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