This gene encodes ketohexokinase that catalyzes conversion of fructose to fructose-1-phosphate. The product of this gene is the first enzyme with a specialized pathway that catabolizes dietary fructose. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified.
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Protein Aliases: fructokinase; Hepatic fructokinase; Ketohexokinase; ketohexokinase (fructokinase); testicular tissue protein Li 102
Gene Aliases: KHK
UniProt ID: (Human) P50053
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 3795