Acts on GalNAc. Also acts as a galactokinase when galactose is present at high concentrations. May be involved in a salvage pathway for the reutilization of free GalNAc derived from the degradation of complex carbohydrates. Belongs to the GHMP kinase family. GalK subfamily. 2 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Carbohydrate Metabolism - amino sugar and nucleotide sugar; Carbohydrate Metabolism - galactose; EC 188.8.131.52; Kinase, other