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phosphoglucokinase

Pronunciation: fos'fo-glu'ko-ki'nas

Definition: An enzyme that, in the presence of ATP, catalyzes the phosphorylation of d-glucose 1-phosphate to form d-glucose 1,6-bisphosphate and ADP; found in yeast and muscle; d-glucose 1,6-bisphosphate is a required cofactor of one of the enzymes in glycogenolysis.

Synonym(s): glucose-1-phosphate kinase

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