galactocerebrosidase


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galactocerebrosidase

an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolytic cleavage of galactose from galactocerebroside. Deficiency results in accumulation of galactocerebroside in tissues (globoid cell leukodystrophy). Called also galactosylceramidase, galactosylceramide β-galactosidase.