Family

Glycogen synthase (IPR008631)

Short name: Glycogen_synth

Family relationships

None.

Description

This family consists of the eukaryotic glycogen synthase proteins GYS1, GYS2 and GYS3. Glycogen synthase (GS) is the enzyme responsible for the synthesis of -1,4-linked glucose chains in glycogen. It is the rate limiting enzyme in the synthesis of the polysaccharide, and its activity is highly regulated through phosphorylation at multiple sites and also by allosteric effectors, mainly glucose 6-phosphate (G6P) [PMID: 11415431].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0005978 glycogen biosynthetic process

Molecular Function

GO:0004373 glycogen (starch) synthase activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
CDD
  • cd03793 (GT1_Glycogen_synthase_GSY2_lik)
Pfam
PANTHER