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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 10, Special Issue 1 (2021)

Detection of glycogen in two rice landraces of Assam

Author(s):

Basabdatta Das, Samik Sengupta and Tapas Kumar Ghose

Abstract:
Glycogen is a multi-branched polysaccharide and is the primary form carbohydrate storage in humans, animals and fungi. It is obtained in the diet from red and white meat and liver of animals and is also made from ingested carbohydrates via glycogenesis. Glycogen can be rapidly mobilized and can be utilized as a fuel substrate in skeletal muscle and the brain. Since the source of glycogen is of animal origin, it is problematic for vegetarians to obtain an adequate amount of glycogen from their diet. There are reports of Japanese rice cultivars with glycogen. In this study we have detected and extracted glycogen from two rice landraces from the North East Indian state of Assam.

Pages: 298-300  |  683 Views  173 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Basabdatta Das, Samik Sengupta and Tapas Kumar Ghose. Detection of glycogen in two rice landraces of Assam. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(1S):298-300.

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