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Lactose synthase is an enzyme which generates lactose from glucose and UDP-galactose.

It is classified under EC 2.4.1.22.

It consists of N-acetyllactosamine synthase and alpha-lactalbumin. Alpha-lactalbumin, which is expressed in response to prolactin, increases the affinity of N-acetyllactosamine synthase for its substrate causing increased production of lactose during lactation.

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