Specific activity is >2 units/ml obtained by measuring the increase of NADPH in absorbance at 340 nm resulting from the reduction of NADP. In the coupled mode, one unit will produce 1.0 umole of NADPH per minute as glucose is phosphorylated by ATP at pH 7.4 at 25°C.
Quality Control Testing:
Loading 3 ug protein in 12% SDS-PAGE
In 20 mM Tris-HCl, pH 8.0 (10% glycerol)
Store at 4°C for 1-2 weeks. For long term storage store at -20°C or -80°C. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing.
Hexokinases phosphorylate glucose to produce glucose-6-phosphate, the first step in most glucose metabolism pathways. This gene encodes a ubiquitous form of hexokinase which localizes to the outer membrane of mitochondria. Mutations in this gene have been associated with hemolytic anemia due to hexokinase deficiency. Alternative splicing of this gene results in five transcript variants which encode different isoforms, some of which are tissue-specific. Each isoform has a distinct N-terminus; the remainder of the protein is identical among all the isoforms. A sixth transcript variant has been described, but due to the presence of several stop codons, it is not thought to encode a protein. [provided by RefSeq
OTTHUMP00000019725,brain form hexokinase,glycolytic enzyme