Question: In metabolism glucose 6 phosphate G6P can be used for glycogen synthesis

In metabolism, glucose-6-phosphate (G6P) can be used for glycogen synthesis or for glycolysis, among other fates. What does it cost, in terms of ATP equivalents, to store G6P as glycogen, rather than to use it for energy in glycolysis? Hint: The branched structure of glycogen leads to 90% of glucose residues being released as glucose-1-phosphate and 10% as glucose.

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