• Gene
  • This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction Hydrolysis of terminal, non-reducing beta-D-mannose residues in beta-D-mannosides This gene encodes a member of the glycosyl hydrolase 2 family. (wikipedia.org)
  • In recent years, beta-galactosidase has been researched as a potential treatment for lactose intolerance through gene replacement therapy where it could be placed into the human DNA so individuals can break down lactose on their own. (wikipedia.org)
  • lacZ
  • One of the important occurrences of glycoside hydrolases in bacteria is the enzyme beta-galactosidase (LacZ), which is involved in regulation of expression of the lac operon in E. coli. (wikipedia.org)
  • human
  • Beta-galactose is used in such dairy products as yogurt, sour cream, and some cheeses which are treated with the enzyme to break down any lactose before human consumption. (wikipedia.org)