Hexose Kinases and Their Role in Sugar-Sensing and Plant Development

@inproceedings{Granot2013HexoseKA,
  title={Hexose Kinases and Their Role in Sugar-Sensing and Plant Development},
  author={David Granot and Rakefet David-Schwartz and Gilor Kelly},
  booktitle={Front. Plant Sci.},
  year={2013}
}
Hexose sugars, such as glucose and fructose produced in plants, are ubiquitous in most organisms and are the origin of most of the organic matter found in nature. To be utilized, hexose sugars must first be phosphorylated. The central role of hexose-phosphorylating enzymes has attracted the attention of many researchers, leading to novel discoveries. Only two families of enzymes capable of phosphorylating glucose and fructose have been identified in plants; hexokinases (HXKs), and fructokinases… CONTINUE READING