hexosaminidase(redirected from Beta-hexosaminidase A)
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General term for enzymes hydrolyzing N-acetylhexose (for example, N-acetylglucosamine) residues from gangliosidelike oligosaccharides. At least four specific enzymes carrying out this type of reaction are known: α-N-acetyl-d-galactosaminidase, α-N-acetyl-d-glucosaminidase, β-N-acetyl-d-hexosaminidase, and β-N-acetyl-d-galactosaminidase, each being specific for the configuration and type of sugar included in the name.
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General term for enzymes cleaving N-acetylhexose residues from gangliosidelike oligosaccharides.
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