Answer to Question #196665 in Organic Chemistry for saiful

Question #196665

Km of Hexokinase enzyme for the glucose is 0.15 mM and Glucokinase is 2 mM”. Discuss this statement in terms of the significance of glucose metabolism. 


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2021-05-24T06:29:53-0400

Glucokinase and Hexokinase are enzymes which phosphorylate glucose to glucose-6-phosphate, trapping glucose inside the cell.Compared to hexokinase, glucokinase has a higher Km (lower binding affinity) and a higher Vmax (increased capacity).


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