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Hexokinase is an enzyme involved in glycolysis. It is responsible for the phosphorylation of glucose to form glucose 6-phosphate by the hydrolysis of one ATP to ADP.
Fig. 1 The enzymatic function of hexokinase
image courtesy of http://www.jonmaber.demon.co.uk/glysteps/step01b.htm
Click here to see a RasMol image of hexokinase
|Organism||Amino Acid Sequence?||Nucleotide Sequence?|
|Homo sapiens||Yes||Yes, cDNA|
|Mus musculus||Yes||Yes, cDNA|
|Drosophila melanogaster||Yes||Yes, whole gene|
|Saccharomyces cerevisiae||Yes||Yes, whole gene|
|Schistosoma mansoni||Yes||Yes, cDNA|
These sequences are the result of a search in Genbank
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