IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glucokinase

Reaction: ATP + D-glucose = ADP + D-glucose 6-phosphate

Other name(s): glucokinase (phosphorylating)

Systematic name: ATP:D-glucose 6-phosphotransferase

Comments: A group of enzymes found in invertebrates and microorganisms that are highly specific for glucose.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9001-36-9


1. Baumann, P. Glucokinase of Dictyostelium discoideum. Biochemistry 8 (1969) 5011-5015. [PMID: 4312464]

2. Bueding, E. and MacKinnon, J.A. Hexokinases of Schistosoma mansoni. J. Biol. Chem. 215 (1955) 495-506.

3. Porter, E.V., Chassy, B.M. and Holmlund, C.E. Purification and kinetic characterization of a specific glucokinase from Streptococcus mutans OMZ70 cells. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 709 (1982) 178-186. [PMID: 7150605]

[EC created 1961]

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