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Information on EC 2.7.1.6 - galactokinase

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Part of the Leloir pathway for galactose metabolism. The enzymes from mammals and from the bacterium Escherichia coli have no activity with N-acetyl-alpha-D-galactosamine [4-6].
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Eukaryota, Bacteria, Archaea
Synonyms
galk, gal1p, galk1, galactose kinase, atgalk, galkspe4, bigalk, more
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ATP + alpha-D-galactose = ADP + alpha-D-galactose 1-phosphate
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