Definition of Hexokinase

1. Noun. (enzyme) Any enzyme that catalyses the phosphorylation of a hexose ¹



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Definition of Hexokinase

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hexokinase

1. Enzyme that catalyses the transfer of phosphate from ATP to glucose to form glucose-6 phosphate, the first reaction in the metabolism of glucose via the glycolytic pathway. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hexokinase

hexobarbital sodium
hexobarbitals
hexobendine
hexoctahedra
hexoctahedron
hexoctahedrons
hexocyclium methylsulfate
hexode
hexodes
hexodialdose
hexodialdoses
hexofuranose
hexofuranoses
hexogen
hexoic
hexokinase (current term)
hexokinase method
hexokinases
hexologies
hexology
hexomino
hexominoes
hexon
hexone
hexones
hexonic acid
hexoprenaline
hexopyranose
hexopyranoses
hexopyranoside

Literary usage of Hexokinase

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1. Transgenic Animals: Bibliography January 1991-February 1994 by Raymond Dobert (1996)
"Despite a slight (10%) increase in muscle hexokinase activity, there was a 4-fold increase in total muscle free glucose in transgenic mice, indicating that ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The concentration of glucose in the blood was estimated by a hexokinase-coupled enzymatic method. Bioassay was based on the systemic vasodilator action ..."

3. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"That the extent of hepatic injury per se was not affected by the different dietary treatments was evident from the similar increases in low-Km hexokinase ..."

4. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"TABLE 2l (continued) hexokinase glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase cytochrome c^ oxidase Energy balance of the heart oxygen ..."

5. Contrasts in Scientific Style: Research Groups in the Chemical and by Joseph S. Fruton (1990)
"... and prepared crystalline forms of the active enzymes, as well as pancreatic ribonuclease, deoxyribonuclease, yeast hexokinase and pyrophosphatase. ..."

6. Proceedings for the Eight Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference by M. Boya Edwards (2001)
"Determination of D-glucose with hexokinase and glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase. In: Methods in enzymatic analysis; ed. Bergmeyer. ..."

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