Biochemical and molecular characterization of mutant hexosaminidase A in a Turkish family.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Tay-Sachs disease is a form of monosialoganglioside triaose (GM2) gangliosidosis that results from the mutations in the alpha-subunit gene of hexosaminidase A. In the B1 variant, the active site of the alpha-subunit of the enzyme is thought to be affected. In the present study, a patient who had previously been diagnosed as a B1 variant is… (More)

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