lactose synthase


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lac·tose syn·thase

the enzyme responsible for the synthesis of lactose, catalyzing the reaction between UDP-galactose and d-glucose to lactose and UDP.
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ABSTRACT : Lactose synthase catalyses the formation of lactose which is the major osmole of bovine milk and regulates the milk volume.
Within the mammary epithelial cells, [alpha]-LA forms a complex with the membrane bound enzyme [beta]-1, 4-galactosyltransferase to form lactose synthase (Kuhn et al.