"Hexosaminidase A" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A mammalian beta-hexosaminidase isoform that is a heteromeric protein comprized of both hexosaminidase alpha and hexosaminidase beta subunits. Deficiency of hexosaminidase A due to mutations in the gene encoding the hexosaminidase alpha subunit is a case of TAY-SACHS DISEASE. Deficiency of hexosaminidase A and HEXOSAMINIDASE B due to mutations in the gene encoding the hexosaminidase beta subunit is a case of SANDHOFF DISEASE.
- Hexosaminidase A
- Hex A
- beta-N-Acetylhexosaminidase A
- beta N Acetylhexosaminidase A
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