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glucokinase

Pronunciation: glu'ko-ki'nas

Definition: Phosphotransferase that catalyzes the conversion of d-glucose and ATP to d-glucose 6-phosphate and ADP; the liver enzyme has a higher Km value for d-glucose than hexokinase and is not strongly inhibited by the product d-glucose 6-phosphate.

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