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glucokinase

[ gloo-koh-kahy-neys, -neyz ]
/ ˌglu koʊˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz /
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noun Biochemistry.

an enzyme, found in all living systems, that serves to catalyze the phosphorylation of gluconic acid.

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Medical definitions for glucokinase

glucokinase
[ glōō′kō-kīnās′, -nāz′, -kĭnās′, -āz′ ]

n.

A liver enzyme that uses ATP to catalyze the phosphorylation of glucose to glucose-6-phosphate during glycogenesis.
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