Human N-acetylgalactosamine-4-sulphatase: Protein maturation and isolation of genomic clones

T. Litjens, C. P. Morris, G. J. Gibson, K. R. Beckmann, J. J. Hopwood

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N-Acetylgalactosamine-4-sulphatase (EC G4S) is compared of a 57 kDa species in human liver that dissociates into 43 kDa and 8 kDa subunits under reducing conditions and, when deficient, causes the lysosomal storage disorder, mucopolysaccharidosis type VI. We isolated genomic clones containing the G4S first exon, including the leader peptide and the amino terminus of the 43 kDa polypepitde. Amino-terminal amino acid sequences of the 43 kDa and 8 kDa subunits indicated that the 8 kDa component is linked to the 43 kDa polypeptide by a single disulphide bond, does not contain the mannose-6-phosphate lysosomal targeting signal and is at the carboxyl terminus of G4S.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-215
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemistry International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 28 Aug 1991
Externally publishedYes

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  • Biochemistry

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