|Superclasses:||Reactions Classified By Conversion Type → Simple Reactions → Chemical Reactions|
|Reactions Classified By Substrate → Small-Molecule Reactions|
EC Number: 184.108.40.206
In Pathway: galactose degradation I (Leloir pathway)
The direction shown, i.e. which substrates are on the left and right sides, is in accordance with the Enzyme Commission system.
Most BioCyc compounds have been protonated to a reference pH value of 7.3. Please see the PGDB Concepts Guide for more information.
Mass balance status: Balanced.
Enzyme Commission Primary Name: galactokinase
Enzyme Commission Synonyms: galactokinase (phosphorylating), ATP:D-galactose-1-phosphotransferase
Part of galactose, galactoside and glucose catabolism.
Enzyme Commission Summary:
Part of the Leloir pathway for galactose metabolism. The enzymes from mammals and from the bacterium Escherichia coli have no activity with N-acetyl-a-D-galactosamine [Yang03a, Timson03, Thoden05].
Yang03a: Yang J, Fu X, Jia Q, Shen J, Biggins JB, Jiang J, Zhao J, Schmidt JJ, Wang PG, Thorson JS (2003). "Studies on the substrate specificity of Escherichia coli galactokinase." Org Lett 5(13);2223-6. PMID: 12816414
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