UDP-glucose 4-epimerase GalE (IPR005886)

Short name: GalE

Family relationships



Synonym: UDP-galactose 4-epimerase

UDP-glucose 4-epimerase (EC: interconverts UDP-glucose and UDP-galactose which are precursors of glucose- and galactose-containing exopolysaccharides (EPS). A set of related proteins, some of which are tentatively identified as UDP-glucose-4-epimerase in Thermotoga maritima, Bacillus halodurans, and several archaea, but deeply branched from this set and lacking experimental evidence, are excluded and described by a separate model.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0006012 galactose metabolic process

Molecular Function

GO:0003978 UDP-glucose 4-epimerase activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

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