glucose-6-phosphate

noun

: an ester C6H13O9P that is formed from glucose and ATP in the presence of a glucokinase and that is an essential early stage in glucose metabolism

Examples of glucose-6-phosphate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some 2,500 years later researchers discovered why that reaction occurred: these people inherit genetic variants that lead to a deficiency in the production of an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD). Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American, 17 May 2016

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Word History

Etymology

from the position at which the phosphate group is attached

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glucose-6-phosphate was in 1953

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Cite this Entry

“Glucose-6-phosphate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glucose-6-phosphate. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

glucose-6-phosphate

noun
: an ester C6H13O9P that is formed from glucose and ATP in the presence of a glucokinase and that is an essential early stage in glucose metabolism
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