glucose-6-phosphatase

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glucose-6-phosphatase

[′glü‚kōs ¦siks ′fäs·fə‚tās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme found in liver which catalyzes the hydrolysis of glucose-6-phosphate to free glucose and inorganic phosphate.
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Dysregulation of glucose-6-phosphate by changes in the activity of glucokinase or glucose 6-phosphatase in type 2 diabetes may be a contributing factor in the impaired suppression of glycogenolysis caused by hyperglycemia (Aiston et al.
Transcripts for phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (Pepck) and glucose 6-phosphatase (G6pase), which encode gluconeogenic enzymes, were also significantly reduced in the liver of KO mice (Figure 2C).
Genes for 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase, [alpha]-amylase, and retinal binding protein were all up-regulated in male fish, whereas glucose 6-phosphatase was down-regulated with MeHg exposure.