galactokinase


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galactokinase

[gə¦lak·tə′kī‚nās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme which reactsD-galactose with adenosinetriphosphate to giveD-galactose-1-phosphate and adenosine diphosphate.
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Physicians do not routinely screen for galactokinase deficiency, and in any case they would interpret the levels seen in the "low" group as normal by current standards.
14]C]-galactose-1-phosphate by endogenous galactokinase is monitored and quantified by using densitometry after chromatographic separation (9).
The assay of galactokinase and galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase activity in human erythrocytes: a presumed test for heterozygous carriers of the galactosemic defect.