Reaction: ATP + D-galactose = ADP + α-D-galactose 1-phosphate
Other name(s): galactokinase (phosphorylating); ATP:D-galactose-1-phosphotransferase
Systematic name: ATP:D-galactose 1-phosphotransferase
Comments: D-Galactosamine can also act as acceptor.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9030-53-9
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