hexokinase

noun hexo·ki·nase \ ˌhek-sə-ˈkī-ˌnās , -ˌnāz \

Definition of hexokinase

:any of a group of enzymes that accelerate the phosphorylation of hexoses (as in the formation of glucose-6-phosphate from glucose and ATP) in carbohydrate metabolism

Origin and Etymology of hexokinase

hexose + kinase


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hexokinase

noun hexo·ki·nase \ ˌhek-sə-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz \

medical Definition of hexokinase

:any of a group of enzymes that accelerate the phosphorylation of hexoses (as in the formation of glucose-6-phosphate from glucose and ATP) in carbohydrate metabolism

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