This gene encodes a homodimeric glycoprotein that hydrolyses the terminal alpha-galactosyl moieties from glycolipids and glycoproteins. This enzyme predominantly hydrolyzes ceramide trihexoside, and it can catalyze the hydrolysis of melibiose into galactose and glucose. A variety of mutations in this gene affect the synthesis, processing, and stability of this enzyme, which causes Fabry disease, a rare lysosomal storage disorder that results from a failure to catabolize alpha-D-galactosyl glycolipid moieties.
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Protein Aliases: Agalsidase; agalsidase alfa; Alpha-D-galactosidase A; Alpha-D-galactoside galactohydrolase; alpha-D-galactoside galactohydrolase 1; alpha-gal A; Alpha-galactosidase A; galactosidase, alpha; Melibiase
Gene Aliases: Ags; GALA; GLA
UniProt ID: (Human) P06280