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GALC galactosylceramidase [Monodelphis domestica (gray short-tailed opossum)]

RefSeq Accession Definition Service Stock Status Price *Turnaround time Order
XM_007472680 PREDICTED: Monodelphis domestica galactosylceramidase (GALC), mRNA. GenEZ ORF Cloning On-demand $849.00 20

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Gene Symbol GALC
Entrez Gene ID 100019857
Full Name galactosylceramidase
General protein information
Gene Type protein-coding
Organism Monodelphis domestica (gray short-tailed opossum)




mRNA Protein Product Sequence Price Select
XM_007472680, 611970972 XP_007472742, 611970973 galactocerebrosidase ORF Sequence $700.00
GeneCards GALC
UniProt F7DCB3
Ensembl ENSMODG00000003465

GeneRIFs: Gene References Into Functions What's a GeneRIF?

What is the normal function of the GALC gene?

The GALC gene provides instructions for making an enzyme called galactosylceramidase. Through a process called hydrolysis, this enzyme uses water molecules to break down certain fats called galactolipids, which are found primarily in the brain and kidneys.

Within cells, galactosylceramidase is found in enzyme-filled sacs called lysosomes where it hydrolyzes specific galactolipids, including galactosylceramide and psychosine. Galactosylceramide is an important component of myelin, the protective covering around certain nerve cells that ensures the rapid transmission of nerve impulses. Psychosine forms during the production of myelin, and then it breaks down with help of galactosylceramidase. Under normal conditions, tissues contain very little psychosine.


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