Phosphofructokinase (PFK) is a fundamental enzyme in the glycolytic pathway. As the name suggests, the enzyme acts on the intermediate compound 'phosphofructose'; its proper name being fructose-6-phosphate. The suffix 'kinase' indicates its function as a phosphorylator. The product of this enzyme-subtrate interaction is fructose 1,6 bisphosphate, which subsequently is hydrolysed to glyceralaldehyde 3 phosphate and dihydroxyacetone phosphate. Fructose 1,6-bisphosphatase; a dephosphorylator.
- ↑ Phosphofructokinase - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics [Internet]. Sciencedirect.com. 2017 [cited 3 December 2017]. Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/biochemistry-genetics-and-molecular-biology/phosphofructokinase
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