glycerol kinase


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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

glycerol kinase

an enzyme in the liver and kidneys that catalyzes the transfer of a phosphate group from adenosine triphosphate to form adenosine diphosphate and L-glycerol-3-phosphate.
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Isolated and contiguous glycerol kinase gene disorders: a review [Review].
Five cases of isolated glycerol kinase deficiency, including two families: failure to find genotype:phenotype correlation.
Genomic scanning for expressed sequences in Xp21 identifies the glycerol kinase gene.
Mutations and phenotype in isolated glycerol kinase deficiency.
Clinical heterogeneity and novel mutations in the glycerol kinase gene in three families with isolated glycerol kinase deficiency.
Glycerol kinase deficiency: Evidence for complexity in a single gene disorder.
IL1RAPL1 Is Associated with Mental Retardation in Patients with Complex Glycerol Kinase Deficiency Who Have Deletions Extending Telomeric of DAX1.
Rapid molecular cytogenetic analysis of X-chromosomal microdeletions: fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for complex glycerol kinase deficiency.
Myopathy in complex glycerol kinase deficiency patients is due to 3' deletions of the dystrophin gene.