Definition of Glucokinase

1. Noun. A hexokinase isozyme that facilitates phosphorylation of glucose to glucose-6-phosphate, occurring in cells in the liver, pancreas, gut, and brain of humans and most other vertebrates. ¹



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Definition of Glucokinase

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Medical Definition of Glucokinase

1. An enzyme which adds phosphate groups to glucose molecules. It is produced in the liver and is highly specific about targetting glucose as its substrate. (14 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glucokinase

glucocorticosteroids
glucocorticotrophic
glucocyamine
glucofuranose
glucofuranoside
glucofuranosides
glucofuranosyl
glucogen
glucogenesis
glucogenic
glucogenic amino acid
glucogens
glucohemia
glucohydrolase
glucoinvertase
glucokinase (current term)
glucokinases
glucokinetic
glucolipid
glucolipids
glucolysis
glucomannans
glucometer
glucometers
gluconate
gluconate 5-dehydrogenase
gluconate permease
gluconates
gluconeogeneis

Literary usage of Glucokinase

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1. Novel Systems for the Study of Human Disease: From Basic Research to by OECD Staff, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, SourceOECD (Online service) (1998)
"Glucose phosphorylation by glucokinase seems to be key in the regulation of glucose ... Regulation of glucokinase activity is mainly due to changes in the ..."

2. Diabetes in America by Ronald Aubert (1996)
"Froguel P, Vaxillaire M, Sun F, Velho G, Zouali H, Butel MO, Lesage S, Vionnet N, Clement K, Fougerousse F: Close linkage of glucokinase locus on chromosome ..."

3. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"... factor contributing to glucose intolerance (Adelman, l979), as well as to the reported delayed adaptation in hepatic glucokinase activity (Adelman, ..."

4. Asian by Loretta D. Ulincy (1995)
"... Porte D Jr. Mutations of the glucokinase gene do not account for the increased incidence of NIDDM in Japanese Americans [abstract]. ..."

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