This gene encodes an enzyme that catalyzes the epimerization of hexose sugars such as glucose and galactose. The encoded protein is expressed in the cytoplasm and has a preference for galactose. The encoded protein may be required for normal galactose metabolism by maintaining the equilibrium of alpha and beta anomers of galactose.
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Protein Aliases: Aldose 1-epimerase; aldose mutarotase; epididymis secretory sperm binding protein Li 63p; galactomutarotase; galactose enzyme activator; Galactose mutarotase; galactose mutarotase (aldose 1-epimerase)
Gene Aliases: A530057M15Rik; AU015645; AU020959; BLOCK25; GALM; GLAT; HEL-S-63p; IBD1