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Medical Term:

UDPglucose 4-epimerase

Pronunciation: glu'kos e-pim-er'as


An enzyme that catalyzes the reversible Walden inversion of UDPglucose to UDPgalactose; a deficiency of this enzyme is associated with one type of galactosemia.

Synonym(s): UDPgalactose 4-epimerase, uridine diphosphoglucose 4-epimerase

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