hexosaminidase

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hexosaminidase

(ˌhɛksəʊsəˈmɪnɪˌdeɪz; ˌhɛksəʊsəˈmɪnɪˌdeɪs)
n
(Biochemistry) the enzymes that catalyse the metabolism of gangliosides
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Genotype and hexosaminidase A levels in Tay-Sachs disease patients Patient Allel 1 Allel 2 1 c.1096 1107del12bp c.1096 1107del12bp (p.366_369delYGKG) (p.366_369delYGKG) 2 - - 3 - - 4 c.902 T>G (M301R) c.902 T>G (M301R) 5 c.1099 1110del12bp c.1099 1110del12bp (p.336_369delYGKG) (p.336_369delYGKG) 6 - - 7 c.798G>C (p.W266C) c.798G>C (p.W266C) 8 - - Patient HEXA level in serum 1 4.79 nmol/h/mg protein (116[+ or -]39) 2 7.3 umol/L/h (50-250) 3 2.23 nmol/h/mg protein (116[+ or -]39) 4 2.8 umol/L/h (50-200) 5 2.92 nmol/h/mg protein (116[+ or -]39) 6 1.5 nmol/h/mg protein (116[+ or -]39) 7 1.18 nmol/h/mg protein (116[+ or -]39) 8 1.3 nmol/mL/h (7-70) HEXA: Hexosaminidase A
Svennerholm, "Absence of hexosaminidase a and B in a normal adult," The New England Journal of Medicine, vol.