phosphofructokinase

noun
phos·​pho·​fruc·​to·​ki·​nase | \ ˌfäs-(ˌ)fō-ˌfrək-tō-ˈkī-ˌnās How to pronounce phosphofructokinase (audio) , -ˌfrük-, -ˌfru̇k-, -ˌnāz \

Definition of phosphofructokinase

: an enzyme that functions in carbohydrate metabolism and especially in glycolysis by catalyzing the transfer of a second phosphate (as from ATP) to fructose

First Known Use of phosphofructokinase

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phosphofructokinase

phosph- + fructose + kinase

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The first known use of phosphofructokinase was in 1947

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“Phosphofructokinase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phosphofructokinase. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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phosphofructokinase

noun
phos·​pho·​fruc·​to·​ki·​nase | \ ˌfäs-(ˌ)fō-ˌfrək-tō-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌfrük-, -ˌfru̇k-, -ˌnāz How to pronounce phosphofructokinase (audio) \

Medical Definition of phosphofructokinase

: an enzyme that functions in carbohydrate metabolism and especially in glycolysis by catalyzing the transfer of a second phosphate (as from ATP) to fructose

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