It may also be used for the recognition of glycogen in secretions.
How glycogen is transformed into sugar within the organism is unknown.
There is a limit to the ability of the liver to change sugar into glycogen.
Maltose is absorbed and assimilated, converted into glycogen.
Thus we have animal starch, or glycogen, stored up in the liver.
Flesh contains no starch or sugar, but a small quantity of glycogen.
In such subjects also there may be an increased conversion of the glycogen of the blood into sugar under the same conditions.
The glycogen found in yeasts is identical with that found in animal tissues.
Some of the sugars, for instance, the liver turns into a kind of animal starch (glycogen), which it stores away in its own cells.
There exists also in the liver and muscles a non-nitrogenous substance, glycogen, which is detected also in other organs.