[ hek-suh-kahy-neys, -neyz ]
/ ˌhɛk səˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz /
an enzyme that catalyzes the phosphorylation of hexose sugars.
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Medicine definitions for hexokinase
[ hĕk′sə-kī′nās′, -nāz′, -kĭn′ās′, -āz′ ]
A transferase enzyme present in yeast, muscle, and other tissues, that acts during carbohydrate metabolism to catalyze the transfer of phosphate from ATP to glucose and other hexoses.
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