glucokinase

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

noun Biochemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. glucocerebroside,
  2. glucochlorose,
  3. glucocorticoid,
  4. glucofuranose,
  5. glucogenesis,
  6. glucokinetic,
  7. glucolipid,
  8. gluconeogenesis,
  9. gluconic acid,
  10. glucophore

Origin of glucokinase


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Medicine 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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