Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Galactosemia, Type II

Inability to digest milk sugar; symptoms in type II galactosemia are similar to those of type I (see above). The defective enzyme is galactokinase (GALK1, an autosomal recessive). GALK1 catalyzes step 1 of galactose to glucose reduction. Aka GALK deficiency, galactokinase deficiency.

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