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glucokinase

[gloo-koh-kahy-neys, -neyz] /ˌglu koʊˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
an enzyme, found in all living systems, that serves to catalyze the phosphorylation of gluconic acid.
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  • Glucose-sensing enzyme in the cells, glucokinase, is the key molecule that triggers the beta cell regeneration.
glucokinase in Medicine

glucokinase glu·co·ki·nase (glōō'kō-kī'nās', -nāz', kĭn'ās', -āz')
n.
A liver enzyme that uses ATP to catalyze the phosphorylation of glucose to glucose-6-phosphate during glycogenesis.

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