glycerokinase


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glyc·er·ol ki·nase

an enzyme that catalyzes a reaction between ATP and glycerol to yield sn-glycerol 3-phosphate and ADP; in adipose tissue, the first and rate-limiting step in the synthesis of triacylglycerols; deficiency results in the disruption of adrenal, muscle, and/or liver and brain function.
Synonym(s): glycerokinase

glycerokinase

hepatic enzyme catalyzing the phosphorylation of glycerol to glycerol-3-phosphate which can then enter the glycolysis pathway, or more usually gluconeogenesis.
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