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Aliases for HK1 Gene

Aliases for HK1 Gene

  • Hexokinase 1 2 3 5
  • Brain Form Hexokinase 3 4
  • Hexokinase Type I 3 4
  • EC 4 63
  • HK I 3 4
  • Glycolytic Enzyme 3
  • Hexokinase IR 3
  • Hexokinase I 3
  • EC 2.7.1 63
  • HK1-Ta 3
  • HK1-Tb 3
  • HK1-Tc 3
  • HMSNR 3
  • HXK1 3
  • HKD 3
  • HKI 3

External Ids for HK1 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HK1 Gene

  • GC10P069840
  • GC10P070116
  • GC10P070922
  • GC10P070374
  • GC10P070699
  • GC10P071031
  • GC10P065029

Summaries for HK1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for HK1 Gene

  • Hexokinases phosphorylate glucose to produce glucose-6-phosphate, the first step in most glucose metabolism pathways. This gene encodes a ubiquitous form of hexokinase which localizes to the outer membrane of mitochondria. Mutations in this gene have been associated with hemolytic anemia due to hexokinase deficiency. Alternative splicing of this gene results in several transcript variants which encode different isoforms, some of which are tissue-specific. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2016]

GeneCards Summary for HK1 Gene

HK1 (Hexokinase 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HK1 include Hemolytic Anemia Due To Hexokinase Deficiency and Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor And Sensory, Russe Type. Among its related pathways are Glycosaminoglycan metabolism and Glucose / Energy Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include phosphotransferase activity, alcohol group as acceptor and glucokinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is HK2.

Tocris Summary for HK1 Gene

  • Hexokinases catalyze the first essential step of glucose metabolism, the conversion of the substrate glucose into glucose-6-phosphate. This phosphorylation event directly couples extramitochondrial glycolysis to intramitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation.

Gene Wiki entry for HK1 Gene

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for HK1 Gene

Genomics for HK1 Gene

Regulatory Elements for HK1 Gene

Enhancers for HK1 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around HK1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for HK1 Gene

69,269,984 bp from pter
69,401,882 bp from pter
131,899 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for HK1 Gene

Genes around HK1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
HK1 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for HK1 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for HK1 Gene

Proteins for HK1 Gene

  • Protein details for HK1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • E9PCK0
    • O43443
    • O43444
    • O75574
    • Q5VTC3
    • Q96HC8
    • Q9NNZ4
    • Q9NNZ5

    Protein attributes for HK1 Gene

    917 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    102486 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Monomer. Interacts with RABL2/RABL2A; binds preferentially to GTP-bound RABL2 (By similarity). Interacts with VDAC1. The HK1-VDAC1 complex interacts with ATF2. Interacts (via N-terminal spermatogenic cell-specific region) with PFKM (via C-terminus) (By similarity).
    • In vertebrates there are four major glucose-phosphorylating isoenzymes, designated hexokinase I, II, III and IV (glucokinase).

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for HK1 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for HK1 Gene


neXtProt entry for HK1 Gene

Proteomics data for HK1 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for HK1 Gene

  • Ubiquitination at Lys 191, Lys 333, and Lys 418
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Antibody Products

  • Cell Signaling Technology (CST) Antibodies for HK1 (HK1)

Domains & Families for HK1 Gene

Protein Domains for HK1 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • The N- and C-terminal halves of this hexokinase show extensive sequence similarity to each other. The catalytic activity is associated with the C-terminus while regulatory function is associated with the N-terminus. Each domain can bind a single glucose and Gluc-6-P molecule.
  • Belongs to the hexokinase family.
  • The N- and C-terminal halves of this hexokinase show extensive sequence similarity to each other. The catalytic activity is associated with the C-terminus while regulatory function is associated with the N-terminus. Each domain can bind a single glucose and Gluc-6-P molecule.
  • Contains 2 hexokinase domains.
  • Belongs to the hexokinase family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with HK1: view

No data available for Gene Families for HK1 Gene

Function for HK1 Gene

Molecular function for HK1 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
hexokinase 1,108kDa,glycolysis and gluconeogenesis,energy pathway,red blood specific with two isoforms HK1,universally expressed,and an erythroid specific isoform AXR derived from the HK1 gene by the alternate use of a specific promoter and an alternative splicing
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
ATP + D-hexose = ADP + D-hexose 6-phosphate.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot EnzymeRegulation:
Hexokinase is an allosteric enzyme inhibited by its product Glc-6-P.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for HK1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for HK1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004396 hexokinase activity IEA,TAS 3207429
GO:0008865 fructokinase activity IBA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with HK1: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with HK1: view

Human Phenotype Ontology for HK1 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

No data available for Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for HK1 Gene

Localization for HK1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HK1 Gene

Mitochondrion outer membrane. Note=Its hydrophobic N-terminal sequence may be involved in membrane binding.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for HK1 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for HK1 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 5
mitochondrion 5
nucleus 2
plasma membrane 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for HK1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005741 mitochondrial outer membrane IEA --
GO:0045121 membrane raft IEA --
GO:0097228 sperm principal piece IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with HK1: view

Pathways & Interactions for HK1 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with HK1: view

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P19367-HXK1_HUMAN

  • Pathway: Carbohydrate metabolism; hexose metabolism.

SIGNOR curated interactions for HK1 Gene

Is activated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for HK1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001678 cellular glucose homeostasis IBA --
GO:0006006 glucose metabolic process TAS --
GO:0006096 glycolytic process IEA,TAS 3207429
GO:0008645 hexose transport TAS --
GO:0044281 small molecule metabolic process TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with HK1: view

Drugs & Compounds for HK1 Gene

(15) Drugs for HK1 Gene - From: DrugBank, ApexBio, HMDB, Tocris, and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Adenosine triphosphate Approved Nutra 0
Glucosamine Approved Nutra 158
Beta-D-Glucose Experimental Pharma Target 0
2-deoxyglucose Experimental, Investigational Pharma Non-metabolizable glucose analog; hexokinase substrate 0
Glucose 6-phosphate Experimental Pharma 0

(23) Additional Compounds for HK1 Gene - From: Novoseek, HMDB, and Tocris

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • Adenosindiphosphorsaeure
  • Adenosine 5'-pyrophosphate
  • Adenosine diphosphate
  • Adenosine pyrophosphate
  • Adenosine-5'-diphosphate
Full agonist, Agonist 58-64-0
  • a-D-Glucopyranose
  • a-D-Glucose
  • a-Dextrose
  • a-Glucose
  • alpha-D-Glucopyranose
Beta-D-Fructose 6-phosphate
  • beta-D-Fructose 6-phosphate
Beta-D-Glucose 6-phosphate
  • beta-D-Glucose 6-(dihydrogen phosphate)
  • beta-D-Glucose 6-phosphate
  • beta-D-Arabino-hexulose
  • beta-D-Fructofuranose
  • beta-D-Fructose
  • beta-delta-Arabino-hexulose
  • beta-delta-Fructofuranose

(3) Tocris Compounds for HK1 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
2-Deoxy-D-glucose Non-metabolizable glucose analog; hexokinase substrate 154-17-6
GKA 50 Glucokinase activator 851884-87-2
Lonidamine Mitochondrial hexokinase inhibitor 50264-69-2

(1) ApexBio Compounds for HK1 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
Lonidamine 50264-69-2
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with HK1: view

Transcripts for HK1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for HK1 Gene

Hexokinase 1:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for HK1 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13 ^ 14a · 14b ^ 15 ^ 16 ^ 17 ^ 18 ^ 19 ^ 20 ^ 21 ^ 22 ^ 23 ^ 24 ^
SP1: - - - - - - -
SP2: -
SP3: - - -
SP4: - -
SP5: -

ExUns: 25 ^ 26 ^ 27 ^ 28 ^ 29

Relevant External Links for HK1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for HK1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for HK1 Gene

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for HK1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain (12.7), Frontal cortex (7.9), and Retina (7.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, MOPED, and MaxQB for HK1 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for HK1 Gene Hs.370365

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for HK1 Gene

Tissue specificity: Isoform 2 is erythrocyte specific. Isoform 3 and isoform 4 are testis-specific.
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with HK1: view

Protein tissue co-expression partners for HK1 Gene

- Elite partner

Primer Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery and mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for HK1 Gene

Orthologs for HK1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for HK1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia HK1 35
  • 89.46 (n)
  • 95.2 (a)
HK1 36
  • 93 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia HK1 35
  • 90.51 (n)
  • 95.64 (a)
HK1 36
  • 90 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Hk1 35
  • 86.8 (n)
  • 92.8 (a)
Hk1 16
Hk1 36
  • 88 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia HK1 35
  • 98.9 (n)
  • 98.57 (a)
HK1 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Hk1 35
  • 86.72 (n)
  • 92.79 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia HK1 36
  • 74 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia HK1 36
  • 83 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves HK1 35
  • 79.28 (n)
  • 88.05 (a)
HK1 36
  • 86 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia hk1 35
  • 74.88 (n)
  • 86.09 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia hk1-A 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii hk1 35
  • 75.13 (n)
  • 85.56 (a)
hk1 36
  • 83 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Hex-A 37
  • 46 (a)
Hex-C 37
  • 43 (a)
Hex-t1 37
  • 31 (a)
Hex-t2 37
  • 44 (a)
Hex-A 35
  • 55.28 (n)
  • 48.97 (a)
Hex-A 36
  • 38 (a)
Hex-C 36
  • 40 (a)
Hex-t1 36
  • 28 (a)
Hex-t2 36
  • 37 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea F14B4.2 37
  • 46 (a)
H25P06.1 37
  • 39 (a)
Y77E11A.1 37
  • 34 (a)
F14B4.2 36
  • 43 (a)
A. gosspyii yeast
(Ashbya gossypii)
Saccharomycetes AGOS_AFR279C 35
  • 51.19 (n)
  • 36.55 (a)
K. lactis yeast
(Kluyveromyces lactis)
Saccharomycetes KLLA0D11352g 35
  • 47.01 (n)
  • 37.22 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes HXK2 35
  • 46.3 (n)
  • 38.24 (a)
EMI2 36
  • 29 (a)
GLK1 36
  • 30 (a)
HXK1 36
  • 31 (a)
HXK2 36
  • 29 (a)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons HXK2 35
  • 46.51 (n)
  • 40.48 (a)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os01g0742500 35
  • 49.73 (n)
  • 41.23 (a)
(Zea mays)
Liliopsida Zm.5206 35
sea squirt
(Ciona intestinalis)
Ascidiacea Cin.5346 35
bread mold
(Neurospora crassa)
Ascomycetes NCU02542 35
  • 48.2 (n)
  • 37.89 (a)
fission yeast
(Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
Schizosaccharomycetes hxk1 35
  • 47.46 (n)
  • 37.94 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.11095 36
  • 47 (a)
Species with no ortholog for HK1:
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for HK1 Gene

Gene Tree for HK1 (if available)
Gene Tree for HK1 (if available)

Paralogs for HK1 Gene

Paralogs for HK1 Gene

(10) SIMAP similar genes for HK1 Gene using alignment to 5 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with HK1: view

Variants for HK1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for HK1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 10 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
VAR_009878 Hexokinase deficiency (HK deficiency)
VAR_023780 Hexokinase deficiency (HK deficiency)
rs1054203 - 69,395,056(+) AGACG(A/C)TGAAG reference, missense
rs1472816 -- 69,272,639(-) AACAG(C/T)AATAA intron-variant
rs1472817 -- 69,272,348(-) ACCTG(A/G)GCATC intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for HK1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv508589 CNV Loss 20534489
nsv895695 CNV Gain 21882294
dgv297e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv524428 CNV Loss 19592680
esv2669212 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2738106 CNV Deletion 23290073
nsv895696 CNV Gain 21882294

Variation tolerance for HK1 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 3.13% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 3.97; 59.94% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for HK1 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HK1 Gene

Disorders for HK1 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(6) MalaCards diseases for HK1 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
hemolytic anemia due to hexokinase deficiency
  • nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia due to hexokinase deficiency
neuropathy, hereditary motor and sensory, russe type
  • charcot-marie-tooth disease, autosomal recessive, type 4g
charcot-marie-tooth neuropathy type 4
  • dejerine-sottas disease
hemolytic anemia
  • anemia hemolytic
chronic cholangitis
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search HK1 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases


  • Hexokinase deficiency (HK deficiency) [MIM:235700]: Rare autosomal recessive disease with nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia as the predominant clinical feature. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:12393545, ECO:0000269 PubMed:7655856}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Neuropathy, hereditary motor and sensory, Russe type (HMSNR) [MIM:605285]: An autosomal recessive progressive complex peripheral neuropathy characterized by onset in the first decade of distal lower limb weakness and muscle atrophy resulting in walking difficulties. Distal impairment of the upper limbs usually occurs later, as does proximal lower limb weakness. There is distal sensory impairment, with pes cavus and areflexia. Laboratory studies suggest that it is a myelinopathy resulting in reduced nerve conduction velocities in the demyelinating range as well as a length-dependent axonopathy. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:19536174}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Genatlas disease for HK1 Gene

hemolytic anemia including type I with a reduced activity of HK1,found in RBC,lymphocytes,platelets,fibroblats,type II with a decreased activity restricted to RBC

Relevant External Links for HK1

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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Publications for HK1 Gene

  1. Structure of the 5' region of the human hexokinase type I (HKI) gene and identification of an additional testis-specific HKI mRNA. (PMID: 10978502) Andreoni F. … Magnani M. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2000) 3 4 23 67
  2. Voltage-dependent anion channel 1-based peptides interact with hexokinase to prevent its anti-apoptotic activity. (PMID: 19049977) Arzoine L. … Shoshan-Barmatz V. (J. Biol. Chem. 2009) 3 23
  3. A mutation in an alternative untranslated exon of hexokinase 1 associated with hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy -- Russe (HMSNR). (PMID: 19536174) Hantke J. … Kalaydjieva L. (Eur. J. Hum. Genet. 2009) 3 23
  4. Expression of hexokinases and glucose transporters in treated and untreated oesophageal adenocarcinoma. (PMID: 19554504) Fonteyne P. … Van de Wiele C. (Histol. Histopathol. 2009) 3 23
  5. First mutation in the red blood cell-specific promoter of hexokinase combined with a novel missense mutation causes hexokinase deficiency and mild chronic hemolysis. (PMID: 19608687) de Vooght K.M. … van Wijk R. (Haematologica 2009) 3 23

Products for HK1 Gene

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