phosphoglucokinasemedical dictionary

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<cell biology> An enzyme that, in the presence of ATP, catalyses 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.

Synonyms: glucose-1-phosphate kinase.

(05 Mar 2000)