Galactose

Galactose

(Science: biochemistry) hexose identical to glucose except that orientation of H and OH on carbon 4 are exchanged.

a component of cerebrosides and gangliosides, glycoproteins. Lactose, the disaccharide of milk, consists of galactose joined to glucose by a _(1-4) glycosidic link. A simple Sugar found in lactose.A monosaccharide that does not occur naturally, though produces lactose when combined with [[glucose.


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