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Compound Summary for: CID 439357

Galactose

Also known as: alpha-D-galactose; D-galactose; Alpha D-Galactose; Gal-alpha; 5abp; 8abp; alpha-D-Gal; CHEBI:28061
Molecular Formula: C6H12O6   Molecular Weight: 180.15588   InChIKey: WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-PHYPRBDBSA-N
An aldohexose that occurs naturally in the D-form in lactose, cerebrosides, gangliosides, and mucoproteins. Deficiency of galactosyl-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GALACTOSE-1-PHOSPHATE URIDYL-TRANSFERASE DEFICIENCY DISEASE) causes an error in galactose metabolism called GALACTOSEMIA, resulting in elevations of galactose in the blood.   From: MeSH
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