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In FA said that Glucagon phosphorylates ---turn glycogen Synthesis off.
If we have a patient with Hypoglucemia we neeg to increase Glucose
and Glycogen is convert into Glucose.
My question is how Glucagon turn off glycogen if we need glycoge to get into Glucose.


glucagon functions on 2 enzymes involves in glycogen metabolism
it turns off glycogen synthase i.e decreases the synthesis of glycogen when there is low glycemia while turns on glucose-6-phosphorylase which releases glucose from glycogen ...increases glycemia


yeah,glucagon turns off glycogen synthesis in post absorptive state
n promotes glycogenolysis thus producing glucose.

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