Glucose-6-phosphate is a sugar compound with 6 carbon atoms, carbon number 6 being phosphorylated. This glucose sugar compound is created in the first step of glycolysis. The reaction involves a group of enzymes known as hexokinases which catalyse the phosphorylation of glucose into glucose-6-phosphate using up ATP.
- ↑ Jeremy M. Berg, (2010) Biochemistry, Seventh Edition. Seventh Edition Edition. United States of America, W. H. Freeman.