- an enzyme that catalyzes the phosphorylation of hexose sugars.
Origin of hexokinase
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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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