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"Excess muscle glycogen reduces endurance"

Media mentions
9 Jul 17




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The Bulgarian news website Nauka Offnews, among other media outlets, has echoed on the study performed by IRB Barcelona scientists on glycogen synthesis and high glycogen levels in mice.

Published in Cell Metabolism, this work has found that glycogen synthesis does not require a protein called glycogenin, and that high glycogen levels actually impair the performance of muscle during endurance exercise. 

Link to Nauka Offnews

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Link to SINC Agency

Link to EFE Futuro


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Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 28 laboratories and eight core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona is a CERCA center, and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).