Phosphorylation vs Glucokinase - What's the difference?

phosphorylation | glucokinase |


As nouns the difference between phosphorylation and glucokinase

is that phosphorylation is (biochemistry) the process of transferring a phosphate group from a donor to an acceptor; often catalysed by enzymes while glucokinase is a hexokinase isozyme that facilitates phosphorylation of glucose to glucose-6-phosphate, occurring in cells in the liver, pancreas, gut, and brain of humans and most other vertebrates.

phosphorylation

English

Noun

  • (biochemistry) the process of transferring a phosphate group from a donor to an acceptor; often catalysed by enzymes.
  • Derived terms

    * transphosphorylation

    See also

    * ATP * ADP

    glucokinase

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia glucokinase)
  • A hexokinase isozyme that facilitates phosphorylation of glucose to glucose-6-phosphate, occurring in cells in the liver, pancreas, gut, and brain of humans and most other vertebrates.