Medical Term: N Acetylgucosamide 1 4 beta Galactosyl Transferase defined

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What is N Acetylgucosamide 1 4 beta Galactosyl Transferase?


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Term Definition: An enzyme of the transferase class that catalyzes the transfer of galactose from UDPgalactose to glucose, forming lactose. The enzyme is a complex of the enzyme N-ACETYLLACTOSAMINE SYNTHASE and alpha-lactalbumin; the latter protein is present in lactating mammary gland cells where it alters the usual specificity of the former to make lactose synthesis the preferred reaction. (Dorland, 28th ed) EC


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