Glucosamine-6-sulfatase is a lysosomal enzyme which degrades glycosaminoglycans and is deficient in mucopolysaccharidosis type IIID. Human liver contains two major active forms of glucosamine-6-sulfatase, form A which has a single 78 kDa polypeptide and form B which has two polypeptides of 48 kDa and 32 kDa. A 1761 base pair cDNA clone encoding the complete 48 kDa polypeptide of form B was isolated. Form A is shown to be processed to form B with the 48 kDa polypeptide C-terminal to the 32 kDa polypeptide, and it is shown that C-terminal processing is limited to a region of thirty amino acids. The glucosamine-6-sulfatase sequence reveals homology with steroid sulfatase, a microsomal enzyme.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published or Issued - 30 Nov 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology