Aliases for GBA Gene
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This gene encodes a lysosomal membrane protein that cleaves the beta-glucosidic linkage of glycosylceramide, an intermediate in glycolipid metabolism. Mutations in this gene cause Gaucher disease, a lysosomal storage disease characterized by an accumulation of glucocerebrosides. A related pseudogene is approximately 12 kb downstream of this gene on chromosome 1. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2010]
GeneCards Summary for GBA Gene
GBA (Glucosidase, Beta, Acid) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GBA include gaucher disease, perinatal lethal and gaucher disease, type ii. Among its related pathways are Sphingolipid metabolism and Sphingolipid metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor binding and glucosylceramidase activity.
Glycosylases are a group of enzymes that includes glucosidases, mannosidases and heparanases. There are two glucosidase subtypes, alpha- and beta-glucosidase (EC numbers 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 respectively), which are both found in the gut. They hydrolyze terminal (1,4)alpha-glucosidic linkages and (1,6)beta-glucosidic linkages, liberating alpha-glucose and beta-glucose respectively.