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Galactose

Synonym(s)

  • D-galactose
  • galactopyranose
  • galactopyranoside

Definition(s)

An aldohexose that occurs naturally in the D-form in lactose, cerebrosides, gangliosides, and mucoproteins. Deficiency of galactosyl-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (galactose-1-phosphate uridyl-transferase deficiency disease) cause an error in galactose metabolism called galactosemia, resulting in elevations of galactose in the blood.

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Published: September 1, 2015