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Hexokinase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Type F-300, lyophilized powder, ≥130 units/mg protein (biuret)

ATP:D-Hexose-6-phosphotransferase, Hexokinase from yeast
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Type F-300

Quality Level


lyophilized powder

specific activity

≥130 units/mg protein (biuret)

mol wt

110 kDa

purified by


anion traces

sulfate (SO42-): free

UniProt accession no.

foreign activity

ATPase, myokinase, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, 6-phosphogluconic dehydrogenase and phosphoglucose isomerase ≤0.01%

storage temp.


Gene Information

bakers yeast ... HXK1(850614) , HXK2(852639)

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Hexokinase has been used:
  • for digesting glucose for measuring glucose content in the root and stem samples of Quercus velutina
  • to treat ADP (adenosine diphosphate) solution along with D-glucose to remove the contaminating ATP (adenosine triphosphate)
  • in 4-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1-piperazineethanesulfonic acid buffer (pH 7.5) for ADP-[13CU]glucose synthesis


500, 1000 units in glass bottle
2500, 10000 units in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Catalyzes the phosphorylation of D-hexose sugars at the C6 position utilizing ATP as a phosphate source.

The rate of phosphorylation varies with different hexoses (pH 7.5, 30 °C).
D-fructose KM: 0.33 mM
D-glucose KM: 0.12 mM
D-mannose KM: 0.05 mM

Yeast hexokinase exists as two similar isoforms, PI and PII (A and B), with isoelectric points of 5.25 and 4, respectively.

Molecular Weight: ~ 54 kDa (monomer)
~110 kDa (dimer)
Optimal pH: 7.5 to 9.0
Extinction Coefficient: E1% = 8.85 (PI) and 9.47 (PII) at 280 nm

Activators: Hexokinase requires Mg2+ ions (KM = 2.6 mM) for activity. Hexokinase is activated by catecholamines and related compounds.

Inhibitors: sorbose-1-phosphate, polyphosphates, 6-deoxy-6-fluoroglucose, 2-C-hydroxy-methylglucose, xylose, lyxose, and thiol reactive compounds (Hg2+ and 4-chloromercuribenzoate)


A mixture of isoenzymes.

Unit Definition

One unit will phosphorylate 1.0 μmole of D-glucose per min at pH 7.6 at 25 °C.

Physical form

Lyophilized powder containing approx. 15% sodium citrate


Reconstitute with water or citrate buffer, pH 7.0. Studies have shown excellent stability during repeated freezing and thawing over a period of at least 30 days.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Technical Information

Quotes and Ordering

Erin Wiley et al.
Tree physiology, 33(11), 1216-1228 (2013-11-26)
There is no consensus about how stresses such as low water availability and temperature limit tree growth. Sink limitation to growth and survival is often inferred if a given stress does not cause non-structural carbohydrate (NSC) concentrations or levels to
RHAU helicase stabilizes G4 in its nucleotide-free state and destabilizes G4 upon ATP hydrolysis
You H, et al.
Nucleic Acids Research, 45(1), 206-214 (2016)
J A Diderich et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 67(4), 1587-1593 (2001-04-03)
Hexokinase II is an enzyme central to glucose metabolism and glucose repression in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Deletion of HXK2, the gene which encodes hexokinase II, dramatically changed the physiology of S. cerevisiae. The hxk2-null mutant strain displayed fully oxidative
Direct characterization of the maize starch synthase IIa product shows maltodextrin elongation occurs at the non-reducing end
Larson ME, et al.
Test, 291(48), 24951-24960 (2016)
Cara A Griffiths et al.
Nature, 540(7634), 574-578 (2016-12-16)
The pressing global issue of food insecurity due to population growth, diminishing land and variable climate can only be addressed in agriculture by improving both maximum crop yield potential and resilience. Genetic modification is one potential solution, but has yet


Enzymatic Assay of Hexokinase

Objective: To standardize a procedure for the enzymatic determination of Hexokinase.

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