Agent Name

Glycogen

CAS Number

9005-79-2

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Animal starch; Liver starch; Lyoglycogen; Phytoglycogen; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polysaccharides

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] Beige crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Carbohydrate reserve in animals, insects, and lower plants (fungi and yeast); [Merck Index] "Glycogen is a multibranched polysaccharide that serves as a form of energy storage in animals and fungi. In humans, glycogen is made and stored primarily in the cells of the liver and the muscles, and functions as the secondary long-term energy storage (with the primary energy stores being fats held in adipose tissue)." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Links to Other NLM Databases
Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Other Information

No other related information on this agent was found.