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 (10):

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-109030
    Dorzagliatin Activator 99.68%
    Dorzagliatin (HMS5552), a dual-acting glucokinase (GK) activator, improves glycaemic control and pancreatic β-cell function in type 2 diabetes.
  • HY-10595
    RO-28-1675 Activator 99.95%
    RO-28-1675 is a potent allosteric glucokinase (GK) activator with an EC50 of 54 nM. RO-28-1675 can be used for the research of type 2 diabetes.
  • 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-133127A
    AR453588 hydrochloride Activator
    AR453588 hydrochloride is a potent and orally bioavailable anti-diabetic glucokinase activator, with an EC50 of 42 nM. AR453588 hydrochloride shows anti-hyperglycemic activity.
  • HY-19843
    MK-0941 Activator 98.84%
    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-15671
    GKA50 Activator >98.0%
    GKA50 is a potent glucokinase activator (EC50=33 nM at 5 mM glucose). GKA50 stimulates insulin release from mouse islets of Langerhans and MIN6 cells. GKA50 shows significant glucose lowering in high fat fed female rats.
  • HY-13529
    Globalagliatin Activator >98.0%
    Globalagliatin (LY2608204) is a activator of glucokinase (GK) with EC50 of 42 nM.
  • HY-108328
    PF-04937319 Inhibitor >99.0%
    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.
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