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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The second project, which was presented by Sara Ghazala and Elaheh Ahmed, analysed specifically mutations that result in galactokinase deficiency, a rare inherited metabolic disorder that leads to hypergalactosemia and develops cataract as a primary clinical manifestation.
Patients with GALT and galactokinase deficiency are followed up with measurements of erythrocyte galactose-1-phosphate levels and urinary galactitol levels (23).
The disorders we will be identifying are Biotinidase Deficiency, Galactosemia (Classical Galactosemia, Galactokinase Deficiency & Epimerase Deficiency), Congenital Hypothyroidism, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, and Cystic fibrosis.