Frequency of arylsulphatase A pseudodeficiency associated mutations in a healthy population.

  title={Frequency of arylsulphatase A pseudodeficiency associated mutations in a healthy population.},
  author={Maria Luiza Barth and C Ward and Anthony Harris and Ali Kandil Saad and Amy Fensom},
  journal={Journal of medical genetics},
  volume={31 9},
Arylsulphatase A (ASA, EC is a lysosomal enzyme that catalyses cerebroside sulphate degradation. ASA deficiency is associated with metachromatic leucodystrophy (MLD), a rare autosomal recessive disorder, which is characterised by the storage of cerebroside sulphate. Low ASA activities can be also observed in clinically healthy persons, a condition termed ASA pseudodeficiency. Two mutations responsible for the majority of pseudodeficiency alleles have been defined in the ASA gene. These… CONTINUE READING


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