D-(+)-Galactose (Non-Animal Origin)
D-(+)-Galactose is derived from Acacia senegal (L.) Willdenow.
D-Galactose is an aldohexose that occurs naturally in the D-form in lactose, cerebrosides, gangliosides, and mucoproteins. In humans, absorption of galactose from food is mediated by Na/Glucose co-transporters. The monosaccharide is absorbed in the small intestine and catabolised in the liver. Galactose is converted through the Leloir pathway to galactose-1-phosphate, then to glucose-1-phosphate, and glucose-6-phosphate which can enter the glucose metabolism. Mutation of any of the enzymes of the conserved Leloir pathway can result in clinical deficiencies known as galactosemias.
D-(+)-Galactose can be used as a supplement in MRS broth for the growth of thermophilic lactobacilli.
MRS Broth is a medium for the cultivation and enumeration of Lactobacillus spp.
Biochemicals & Diagnostics
Carbohydrates and Nucleosides
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