Galactose

Galactose: 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) causes an error in galactose metabolism called Galactosemia, resulting in elevations of galactose in the blood.1

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  • Galactosemia: Galactosemia is a disorder that affects how the body processes a simple sugar called galactose. A small amount of galactose is present in many foods. It is primarily part of2 ...

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References

  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ condition/ galactosemia

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