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phosphorylase, glycogen; muscle (McArdle syndrome, glycogen storage disease type V)
Symbol PYGM
Entrez 5837
HUGO 9726
OMIM 608455
RefSeq NM_005609
UniProt P11217
Other data
EC number
Locus Chr. 11 q12-q13.2

Myophosphorylase is the muscle isoform of the enzyme glycogen phosphorylase.

This enzyme helps break down glycogen (a form of stored carbohydrate) into glucose-1-phosphate, (not glucose) so that it can be utilized within the muscle cell.

A deficiency is associated with Glycogen storage disease type V, also known as "McArdle's Syndrome".

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