Glycogen from oyster

Type XI

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biological source

animal (oyster)


Type XI




cell analysis: suitable

storage temp.




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General description

Glycogen is a branched polymer of glucose synthesized by animal cells for energy storage and release. It is constructed of predominantly α1→4 glycosidic bonds with branches created through α1→6 glycosidic bonds.


Oyster glycogen has been used to induce inflammation and to promote extravasation of granulocytes and neutrophils in animal models after intraperitoneal injection. Glycogen also acts as a vascular permeability probe.

Other Notes

High molecular weight

Preparation Note

Prepared by a modification of Bueding, E., and Orrell, S.A., Jr., J. Biol. Chem., 236, 2854 (1961).

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Juan M Pascual et al.
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