The sulfatase gene family.

  title={The sulfatase gene family.},
  author={Giancarlo Parenti and Germana Meroni and Andrea Ballabio},
  journal={Current opinion in genetics & development},
  volume={7 3},
During the past few years, molecular analyses have provided important insights into the biochemistry and genetics of the sulfatase family of enzymes, identifying the molecular bases of inherited diseases caused by sulfatase deficiencies. New members of the sulfatase gene family have been identified in man and other species using a genomic approach. These include the gene encoding arylsulfatase E, which is involved in X-linked recessive chondrodysplasia punctata, a disorder of cartilage and bone… CONTINUE READING