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Gene: GLA (galactosidase alpha) Homo sapiens
Symbol: GLA
Name: galactosidase alpha
Description: This gene encodes a homodimeric glycoprotein that hydrolyses the terminal alpha-galactosyl moieties from glycolipids and glycoproteins. This enzyme predominantly hydrolyzes ceramide trihexoside, and it can catalyze the hydrolysis of melibiose into galactose and glucose. A variety of mutations in this gene affect the synthesis, processing, and stability of this enzyme, which causes Fabry disease, a rare lysosomal storage disorder that results from a failure to catabolize alpha-D-galactosyl glycolipid moieties. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: agalsidase alfa; alpha-D-galactosidase A; alpha-D-galactoside galactohydrolase 1; alpha-gal A; alpha-galactosidase A; GALA; galactosidase, alpha; melibiase
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Gla (galactosidase, alpha)  MGI  Alliance
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat) : Gla (galactosidase, alpha)  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Gla (galactosidase alpha)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : GLA (galactosidase alpha)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : GLA (galactosidase alpha)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Gla (galactosidase alpha)
Sus scrofa (pig) : GLA (galactosidase alpha)
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Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh38X101,397,791 - 101,408,013 (-)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh37X100,652,779 - 100,663,001 (-)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 36X100,539,435 - 100,549,657 (-)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 34X100,458,941 - 100,469,096NCBI
CeleraX101,172,239 - 101,182,459 (-)NCBI
Cytogenetic MapXq22.1NCBI
HuRefX90,459,075 - 90,468,889 (-)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_1X100,546,260 - 100,556,479 (-)NCBICHM1_1
JBrowse: View Region in Genome Browser (JBrowse)

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Nucleotide Sequences
Protein Sequences
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Additional Information

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Nomenclature History
More on GLA
Alliance Gene
Ensembl Gene
JBrowse: hg19 hg38
HGNC Report
NCBI Genome Data Viewer

CRRD Object Information
CRRD ID: 1344140
Created: 2005-03-08
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2019-07-09
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.