Results of Genbank search for hexokinase

Hexokinase is the enzyme responsible for the first step of glycolysis.

It catalyzes the phosphorylation of glucose when it enters the cell, at the expense of one molecule of ATP.  This reaction prevents glucose from diffusing back out of the cell and makes the molecule more chemically reactive (1).

View a RasMol image of hexokinase  (3)
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select a species to view its amino acid and nucleotide sequence for hexokinase (2,4)
Schistosoma mansoni
Arabidopsis thaliana

View the results of MacDNAsis analysis of hexokinase


(1)  Campbell, N.A.  1996.  Biology, Fourth Edition.  Menlo Park, CA:  Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company. p. 180.

(2)  Entrez Browser.  14 July 1998.  <>  Accessed 10 March 1999.

(3)  NCBI Structure Group.  2 March 1999.  <>.  Accessed 10 March 1999.

(4)  WWW BLAST at NCBI.  11 February 1999.  <>  Accessed 10 March 1999.

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