/α-l-fu·co·si·dase/ (fu-ko´sĭ-dās) an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of fucose residues from fucosides; deficiency results in fucosidosis.


a lysosomal enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of fucosides. A deficiency of this enzyme is a cause of fucosidosis.
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Alpha-L-Fucosidase 1 gene (FUCA1) has been proved to be involved in the processes of sperm maturation and sperm-egg interactions in mammals.
Alteration of the isoform composition of plasma-membrane- associated rat sperm alpha-L-fucosidase during late epididymal maturation: comparative characterization of the acidic and neutral isoforms.