This enzyme belongs to the family of lyases, specifically the aldehyde-lyases, which cleave carbon-carbon bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is D-tagatose 1,6-bisphosphate D-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate-lyase (glycerone-phosphate-forming). This enzyme is also called D-tagatose-1,6-bisphosphate triosephosphate lyase. This enzyme participates in galactose metabolism.
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