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GALK2 (human)

Overview
GALK2 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 2.7.1.157; Kinase, other
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 15q21.1-q21.2
Molecular Function: galactokinase activity
Biological Process: carbohydrate metabolic process
Reference #:  Q01415 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: Galactokinase 2; GALK2; GalNAc kinase; GK2; MGC1745; N-acetylgalactosamine kinase
Gene Symbols: GALK2
Molecular weight: 50,378 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 6.19  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
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GALK2

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