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Galactose sometimes abbreviated Gal, is a monosaccharide sugar, about as sweet as glucose, about 65% as sweet as sucrose. It is a C-4 epimer of glucose. A galactose linked with a glucose comprise lactose. Galactan is a polymeric form of galactose found in hemicellulose, forming the core of the galactans, a class of natural polymeric carbohydrates; the word galactose was coined by Charles Weissman in the mid 19th century and is derived from Greek galaktos and the generic chemical suffix for sugars -ose. The etymology is comparable to that of the word lactose in that both contain roots meaning "milk sugar". Lactose is a disaccharide of galactose plus glucose. Galactose exists in both cyclic form; the open-chain form has a carbonyl at the end of the chain. Four isomers are cyclic, two of them with a pyranose ring, two with a furanose ring. Galactofuranose occurs in bacteria and protozoa, is recognized by a putative chordate immune lectin intelectin through its exocyclic 1,2-diol. In the cyclic form there are two anomers, named alpha and beta, since the transition from the open-chain form to the cyclic form involves the creation of a new stereocenter at the site of the open-chain carbonyl.

In the beta form, the alcohol group is in the equatorial position, whereas in the alpha form, the alcohol group is in the axial position. Galactose is a monosaccharide; when combined with glucose, through a condensation reaction, the result is the disaccharide lactose. The hydrolysis of lactose to glucose and galactose is catalyzed by the enzymes lactase and β-galactosidase; the latter is produced by the lac operon in Escherichia coli. In nature, lactose is found in milk and milk products. Various food products made with dairy-derived ingredients can contain lactose. Galactose metabolism, which converts galactose into glucose, is carried out by the three principal enzymes in a mechanism known as the Leloir pathway; the enzymes are listed in the order of the metabolic pathway: galactokinase, galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase, UDP-galactose-4’-epimerase. In human lactation, glucose is changed into galactose via hexoneogenesis to enable the mammary glands to secrete lactose. However, most lactose in breast milk is synthesized from galactose taken up from the blood, only 35±6% is made from galactose from de novo synthesis.

Glycerol contributes some to the mammary galactose production. Glucose is the primary metabolic fuel for humans, it is more stable than galactose and is less susceptible to the formation of nonspecific glycoconjugates, molecules with at least one sugar attached to a protein or lipid. Many speculate that it is for this reason that a pathway for rapid conversion from galactose to glucose has been conserved among many species; the main pathway of galactose metabolism is the Leloir pathway. The Leloir pathway consists of the latter stage of a two-part process that converts β-D-galactose to UDP-glucose; the initial stage is the conversion of β-D-galactose to α-D-galactose by mutarotase. The Leloir pathway carries out the conversion of α-D-galactose to UDP-glucose via three principal enzymes: Galactokinase phosphorylates α-D-galactose to galactose-1-phosphate, or Gal-1-P. Galactosemia is an inability to properly break down galactose due to a genetically inherited mutation in one of the enzymes in the Leloir pathway.

As a result, the consumption of small quantities is harmful to galactosemics. Galactose is found in dairy products, sugar beets, other gums and mucilages, it is synthesized by the body, where it forms part of glycolipids and glycoproteins in several tissues. Chronic systemic exposure of mice and Drosophila to D-galactose causes the acceleration of senescence, it has been reported that high dose exposure of D-galactose can cause reduced sperm concentration and sperm motility in rodent and has been extensively used as an aging model. Two studies have suggested a possible link between galactose in ovarian cancer. Other studies show no correlation in the presence of defective galactose metabolism. More pooled analysis done by the Harvard School of Public Health showed no specific correlation between lactose-containing foods and ovarian cancer, showed statistically insignificant increases in risk for consumption of lactose at 30 g/day. More research is necessary to ascertain possible risks; some ongoing studies suggest galactose may have a role in treatment of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.

This effect is to be a result of binding of galactose to FSGS factor. Galactose is a component of the antigens present on blood cells that determine blood type within the ABO blood group system. In O and A antigens, there are two monomers of galactose on the antigens, whereas in the B antigens there are three monomers of galactose. A disaccharide composed of two units of galactose, galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose, has been recognized as a potential allergen present in mammal meat. Alpha-gal allergy may be triggered by lone star tick bites. In 1855, E. O. Erdmann noted. Galactose was first isolated and s

James J. Connolly

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