1. Signaling Pathways
  2. Metabolic Enzyme/Protease
  3. Glucokinase


Glucokinase is an enzyme that facilitates phosphorylation of glucose to glucose-6-phosphate. Glucokinase occurs in cells in theliver, pancreas, gut, and brain of humans and most other vertebrates. In each of these organs it plays an important role in the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism by acting as a glucose sensor, triggering shifts in metabolism or cell function in response to rising or falling levels of glucose, such as occur after a meal or when fasting. Glucokinase has a lower affinity for glucose than the other hexokinases do, and its activity is localized to a few cell types, leaving the other three hexokinases as more important preparers of glucose for glycolysis and glycogen synthesis for most tissues and organs. Mutations of the gene for this enzyme can cause unusual forms of diabetes or hypoglycemia.

Glucokinase Related Products (12):

Cat. No. Product Name Effect Purity
  • HY-N2341
    Palmitelaidic Acid Activator >99.0%
    Palmitelaidic Acid (9-trans-Hexadecenoic acid) is the trans isomer of palmitoleic acid. Palmitoleic acid is one of the most abundant fatty acids in serum and tissue.
  • HY-100221
    AM-2394 Activator 99.35%
    AM-2394 is a structurally distinct glucokinase activator (GKA). AM-2394 activates glucokinase (GK) with an EC50 of 60 nM.
  • HY-10595
    Ro 28-1675 Activator 99.95%
    Ro 28-1675 (Ro 0281675) is a potent allosteric GK activator with a SC1.5 value of 0.24± 0.0019 uM.
  • HY-12411
    AMG-3969 Modulator 99.74%
    AMG-3969 is a potent glucokinase-glucokinase regulatory protein interaction (GK-GKRP) disruptor with an IC50 of 4 nM.
  • HY-13529
    LY2608204 Activator 98.18%
    LY2608204 is a activator of glucokinase (GK) with EC50 of 42 nM.
  • HY-19843
    MK-0941 Activator
    MK-0941 is a potent, orally active and allosteric glucokinase activator, with EC50s of 240 and 65 nM for recombinant human glucokinase in the presence of 2.5 and 10 mM glucose, respectively. MK-0941 has potential in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
  • HY-19843A
    MK-0941 free base Inhibitor
    MK-0941 free base is an orally active glucokinase activator, with EC50s of 240 and 65 nM for recombinant human glucokinase in the presence of 2.5 and 10 mM glucose, respectively. MK-0941 free base exhibits strong glucose-lowering activity and is a potential therapeutic agent for treatment of type 2 diabetes.
  • HY-12614
    AMG-1694 Modulator
    AMG-1694 is a potent glucokinase–glucokinase regulatory protein (GK-GKRP) disruptors and promotes the dissociation of the GK-GKRP complex with an IC50 of 7 nM, indirectly increasing GK enzymatic activity. AMG-1694 potently reverses the inhibitory effect of GKRP on GK activity and promotes GK translocation. AMG-1694 normalizes blood glucose levels in several rodent models of diabetes and lowes blood glucose restricted to diabetic and not normoglycaemic animals.
  • HY-101788
    Glucokinase activator 1 Activator
    Glucokinase activator 1 is a liver-directed glucokinase activator with an EC50 of 34 nM.
  • HY-100181
    PF-04991532 Activator
    PF-04991532 is a potent, hepatoselective glucokinase activator with EC50s of 80 and 100 nM in human and rat, respectively.
  • HY-108328
    PF-04937319 Inhibitor
    PF-04937319 is a glucokinase activator (GKA) with EC50 value of 154.4  μM, one of the most promising strategies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. PF-04937319 is designed to maintain glucose-lowering efficacy while mitigating the risk of hypoglycaemia observed with many other GKAs.
  • HY-U00411
    PSN-GK1 Activator
    PSN-GK1 is a potent glucokinase activator with an EC50 of 0.13 μM.
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