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An enzyme that hydrolyzes 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-α-d-galactosides to the alcohol and free 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-d-galactose. A deficiency of this enzyme will result in Schindler disease.
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The value of serum alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase measurement for the assessment of tumour response to radio- and photodynamic therapy.
Deglycosylation of serum vitamin D3-binding protein by alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase detected in the plasma of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Serum alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase is associated with diagnosis/prognosis of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix.
Tumor cell alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase activity and its involvement in GcMAF-related macrophage activation.
"Well let's build a wall (tumor) around this ugly blight until we can bring in help from the outside."However, not realizing that help may not arrive until too late or maybe never at all, the workers in the manufacturing plant (cytosol) keep covering the whole mess up with a big tarp (alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase, or Nagalase) to keep the government (immune system) from seeing it and shutting the whole thing down.
Pathogenic significance of alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase activity found in the hemaggiutinin of influenza virus.
Pathogenic Significance of alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase activity found in the envelope glycoprotein gp160 of human immunodeficiency virus Type I.
They do this by producing a protective enzyme called alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase, Nagalase for short.
Pathogenic, significance of alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase activity found in the hemagglutinin of influenza virus.
Cancer cells secrete an enzyme called NaGalase (alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase).