Recombinant Human UDP-Glucose 4-Epimerase/GALE (N-6His)
Recombinant Human GALE is produced by our E.coli expression system and the target gene encoding Met1-Ala348 is expressed with a 6His tag at the N-terminus. Bon Opus Cat. #C263
BackgroundThe enzyme UDP-Glucose 4-Epimerase (GALE) is a homodimeric epimerase found in bacterial, plant and mammalian cells. UDP-Glucose 4-Epimerase performs the final step in the Leloir pathway of Galactose metabolism, it catalyzes two distinct but analogous reactions: the epimerization of UDP-Gglucose to UDP-Galactose and the epimerization of UDP-N-Acetylglucosamine to UDP-N-Acetylgalactosamine. The bifunctional nature of the enzyme has the important metabolic consequence that mutant cells (or individuals) are dependent not only on exogenous galactose, but also on exogenous N-acetylgalactosamine as a necessary precursor for the synthesis of glycoproteins and glycolipids.
PackagingDry ice/Polar packs
FormulationSupplied as a 0.2 μm filtered solution of 50mM TrisHCl, 150mM NaCl, 2mM DTT, 1mM EDTA, pH 8.0.
ALTnamesUDP-Glucose 4-Epimerase, Galactowaldenase, UDP-Galactose 4-Epimerase, GALE