Aliases for GALM Gene
External Ids for GALM Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GALM Gene
This gene encodes an enzyme that catalyzes the epimerization of hexose sugars such as glucose and galactose. The encoded protein is expressed in the cytoplasm and has a preference for galactose. The encoded protein may be required for normal galactose metabolism by maintaining the equilibrium of alpha and beta anomers of galactose.[provided by RefSeq, Mar 2009]
GeneCards Summary for GALM Gene
GALM (Galactose Mutarotase) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Galactose metabolism and Porphyrin and chlorophyll metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include carbohydrate binding and aldose 1-epimerase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GALM Gene
Mutarotase converts alpha-aldose to the beta-anomer. It is active on D-glucose, L-arabinose, D-xylose, D-galactose, maltose and lactose (By similarity).