D-Galactose is a monosaccharide sugar that serves as an energy source and glycosylation component. It is a C-4 epimer of glucose and often used as a source of carbon in culture media. Galactose is a component of the disaccharide lactose and released upon hydrolysis by β-galactosidase enzymes. It is converted to glucose via the Leloir pathway or metabolized via an alternative pathway, such as the DeLey-Doudoroff pathway.
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE
MW: 180.16 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store at room temperature.
Forms a colorless, clear solution when dissolved 10% in water.
PubChem Chemical ID: 6036
|Grade||MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE|
|Storage/Handling||Store at room temperature.|