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Which genetic disease is caused by an inability to convert galactose to glucose ?


( A ) galactosemia
( B ) galactitol
( C ) hyperglycemia
( D ) none

1 Answer

(A) is the right answer.

Galactosemia follows an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance that confers a deficiency in an enzyme responsible for adequate galactose degradation.
Friedrich Goppert (1870–1927), a German physician, first described the disease in 1917 with its cause as a defect in galactose metabolism being identified by a group led by Herman Kalckar in 1956.
answered Apr 3, 2014 by pady_1
edited Nov 2 by meena.p
 

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