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  1. UDP-glucose 4-epimerase

    The enzyme UDP-glucose 4-epimerase (EC, also known as UDP-galactose 4-epimerase or GALE, is a homodimeric epimerase found in bacterial, fungal, plant, and mammalian cells. This enzyme performs the final step in the Leloir pathway of galactose metabolism, catalyzing the reversible conversion of UDP-galactose to UDP-glucose. GALE tightly binds nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), a co-factor required for catalytic activity.Additionally, human and some bacterial GALE isoforms reversibly catalyze the formation of UDP-N-acetylgalactosamine (UDP-GalNAc) from UDP-N-acetylglucosamine (UDP-GlcNAc) in the presence of NAD+, an initial step in glycoprotein or glycolipid synthesis.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of udp-glucose 4-epimerase in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of udp-glucose 4-epimerase in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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