Galactosialidosis (GS) is an uncommon lysosomal storage condition, which belongs to the glycoproteinosis subgroup of LSDs, inherited as an autosomal recessive trait .
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Genetic mutations in the CathA gene are characterized by the occurrence of the lysosomal storage disorder galactosialidosis
, which involves a secondary deficiency of Neu1 and [beta]-Gal .
([beta]-galactosidase-neuraminidase deficiency): a possible role of serine-thiol proteases in the degradation of [beta]-galactosidase molecules.
Specific features of this work that should be highlighted are the reported ability to biochemically distinguish galactosialidosis
[Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) #256540] from sialidosis (OMIM #256550) and to more reliably detect mucolipidosis II/III (OMIM #252500/252600/252605) and especially aspartylglucosaminuria (OMIM #208400), previously a very difficult diagnosis to make in early childhood.
Fibroblast culture was performed with a prediagnosis of sialidosis or galactosialidosis
. [beta]-galactosidase activity was found to be normal in the sample which was sent for enzyme analysis, while no neuroaminidase activity was found (Johannes-Gutenberg Universitat Mainz Kinderklinik Biochemical Laboratory).
is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder caused by a primary defect of the CTSA gene (cathepsin A) (chromosomal locus, 20ql3.1) (13).
Isolation and structural characterization of twenty-one sialyloligosaccharides from galactosialidosis
Enzyme Disease P (a)/C Reference [alpha]-L-Iduronidase MPS I 13/7 2 (EC 188.8.131.52) Iduronate sulfatase MPS II 10/8 3 (EC 184.108.40.206) MSD 1/2 Arylsulfatase B MPS VI 10/8 4 (EC 220.127.116.11) MSD 1/2 [beta]-D-Glucuronidase MPS VII 2/1 5 (EC 18.104.22.168) [beta]-D-Galactosidase GM1 gangliosidosis 10/10 5 (EC 22.214.171.124) Galactosialidosis
1/1 MPS IV B NA [alpha]-D-Mannosidase [alpha]-Mannosidosis 2/2 5 (EC 126.96.36.199) [alpha]-L-Fucosidase Fucosidosis NA 5 (EC 188.8.131.52) [beta]-Hexosaminidase Sandhoff 3/3 5 (EC 184.108.40.206) Mucolipidosis II/III 5/4 (a) P, patients; C, carriers; NA, not available.
[beta]G activity is also severely decreased in galactosialidosis
, a disorder resulting from deficiency in cathepsin A/protective protein.
Urinary oligosaccharides Disease Sialyl-oligosaccharides Sialidose I Sialidose II Galactosialidosis
Galactosyl-oligosaccharides GMI gangliosidosis Morquio type B Glucosaminyl-oligosaccharides Sandhorf disease Fucosyl-oligosaccharides Fucosidosis R-GIcNAc([beta]1-N)Asn (a) Aspartylglucosaminuria [alpha]-Mannosyl-oligosaccharides [alpha]-Mannosidosis with a GIcNAc residue at the reducing end Man([beta]1-4)GIcNAc R-Mannosidosis (a) R, oligosaccharide group.
Animal models currently in use include dog models for fucosidosis  and MPS VII ; cat models for MPS I and VI [7,8]; goat models of [beta]-mannosidosis  and MPS IIID ; and mouse models for MPS VII , galactosialidosis
, and Nieman--Pick disease .