Aliases for GALK1 Gene
External Ids for GALK1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for GALK1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GALK1 Gene
Galactokinase is a major enzyme for the metabolism of galactose and its deficiency causes congenital cataracts during infancy and presenile cataracts in the adult population. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for GALK1 Gene
GALK1 (Galactokinase 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GALK1 include Galactosemia Ii and Galactosemia I. Among its related pathways are Galactose metabolism and Glycosaminoglycan metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include galactose binding and galactokinase activity. An important paralog of this gene is GALK2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for GALK1 Gene
Major enzyme for galactose metabolism.