EC - Glucokinase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
Other names:
glucokinase (phosphorylating)
glucose kinase
Systematic name:
ATP:D-glucose 6-phosphotransferase



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

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Protein domains and families: PROSITE:PDOC00370 , PROSITE:PDOC00866
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0004340
CAS Registry Number: 9001-36-9
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (157) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Baumann, P.
    Glucokinase of Dictyostelium discoideum.
    Biochemistry 8 : 5011-5015 (1969). [PMID: 4312464]
  2. Bueding, E. and MacKinnon, J.A.
    Hexokinases of Schistosoma mansoni.
    J. Biol. Chem. 215 : 495-506 (1955). [PMID: 13242546]
  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 : 178-186 (1982). [PMID: 7150605]

[EC created 1961]