Galactose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase

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galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase
Identifiers
Symbol GALT
Entrez 2592
HUGO 4135
OMIM 606999
RefSeq NM_000155
UniProt P07902
Other data
EC number 2.7.7.12
Locus Chr. 9 p13

Galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase (or GALT) is an enzyme (EC 2.7.7.12) responsible for converting ingested galactose to glucose.

More specifically, it creates UDP-galactose and glucose 1-phosphate from UDP-glucose and galactose 1-phosphate.

Clinical significance

Deficiency of GALT causes classic galactosemia.

External links

Template:Fructose and galactose metabolism

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