Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0006012 - galactose metabolic process

Synonyms: galactose metabolism

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways involving galactose, the aldohexose galacto-hexose. D-galactose is widely distributed in combined form in plants, animals and microorganisms as a constituent of oligo- and polysaccharides; it also occurs in galactolipids and as its glucoside in lactose and melibiose.

Parent Classes:
GO:0019318 - hexose metabolic process

Child Classes:
GO:0019388 - galactose catabolic process (6)

Term Members:
galactose-1-epimerase (galM),
galactokinase (galK),
galactose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase (galT),
GalR DNA-binding transcriptional dual regulator,
UDP-glucose 4-epimerase monomer (galE)

Unification Links: GO:0006012

Relationship Links: Wikipedia:RELATED-TO:Galactose

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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