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Aliases for NAGA Gene

Aliases for NAGA Gene

  • Alpha-N-Acetylgalactosaminidase 2 3 3 5
  • N-Acetylgalactosaminidase, Alpha- 2 3
  • Alpha-Galactosidase B 3 4
  • EC 4 61
  • Acetylgalactosaminidase, Alpha-N- (Alpha-Galactosidase B) 3
  • EC 3.2.1 61
  • D22S674 3
  • GALB 3

External Ids for NAGA Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NAGA Gene

  • GC22M039068
  • GC22M040697
  • GC22M040778
  • GC22M040784
  • GC22M042428
  • GC22M025420

Summaries for NAGA Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for NAGA Gene

  • NAGA encodes the lysosomal enzyme alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase, which cleaves alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminyl moieties from glycoconjugates. Mutations in NAGA have been identified as the cause of Schindler disease types I and II (type II also known as Kanzaki disease). [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for NAGA Gene

NAGA (Alpha-N-Acetylgalactosaminidase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NAGA include Kanzaki Disease and Schindler Disease, Type I. Among its related pathways are Lysosome and Globo Sphingolipid Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and alpha-galactosidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is GLA.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NAGA Gene

  • Removes terminal alpha-N-acetylgalactosamine residues from glycolipids and glycopeptides. Required for the breakdown of glycolipids.

Gene Wiki entry for NAGA Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for NAGA Gene

Genomics for NAGA Gene

Regulatory Elements for NAGA Gene

Enhancers for NAGA Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Enhancer Score Enhancer Sources Gene-Enhancer Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Gene Targets for Enhancer
GH22F041444 1.6 FANTOM5 ENCODE 19.6 +624.2 624156 5.9 CREB3L1 MLX ZFP64 YBX1 FEZF1 DMAP1 YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF143 ZNF263 EP300 PHF5A XRCC6 FAM109B ENSG00000232754 EP300-AS1 MEI1 NAGA HMGN2P10 POLR3H
GH22F042088 1.4 FANTOM5 ENCODE 20 -19.4 -19410 3.1 HDGF PKNOX1 ARNT CREB3L1 ARID4B SIN3A ZNF2 YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF207 SMDT1 CYP2D6 NDUFA6 EP300 PHF5A ENSG00000232754 EP300-AS1 NAGA XRCC6 RPL5P34
GH22F041799 1.1 ENCODE 19.7 +270.0 270044 3.4 HDGF PKNOX1 ATF1 MLX ZNF133 DMAP1 ZNF48 GLIS2 ELK1 ZNF143 EP300 PHF5A MEI1 ENSG00000232754 EP300-AS1 NAGA XRCC6 DESI1 RPL5P34 OGFRP1
GH22F041409 1.9 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 10.6 +657.7 657723 6.5 HDGF MLX WRNIP1 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 ZNF207 PAF1 MEI1 EP300 POLR3H PHF5A CYP2D8P NAGA ENSG00000232754 ENSG00000272834 NDUFA6 TEF
GH22F042928 1.8 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 10.8 -864.0 -864048 13.0 HDGF PKNOX1 MLX WRNIP1 ARID4B SIN3A YBX1 ZNF143 ZNF207 FOS ARFGAP3 PACSIN2 OGFRP1 RPL5P34 NFAM1 ENSG00000273366 ENSG00000233903 NAGA FAM109B POLDIP3
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around NAGA on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for NAGA Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters
ENSR00001532955 171 1801 HDGF PKNOX1 SIN3A ARID4B DMAP1 YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF143 SP3 NFYC

Genomic Location for NAGA Gene

42,058,334 bp from pter
42,070,871 bp from pter
12,538 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for NAGA Gene

Genes around NAGA on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
NAGA Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for NAGA Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for NAGA Gene

Proteins for NAGA Gene

  • Protein details for NAGA Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:

    Protein attributes for NAGA Gene

    411 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    46565 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homodimer.
    • Alpha-galactosidase B was first found to be an isoenzyme of alpha-galactosidases, but apparently it differs from alpha-galactosidase A in substrate specificity and is alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase.
    • Sequence=AAA59902.1; Type=Frameshift; Positions=320; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for NAGA Gene

neXtProt entry for NAGA Gene

Selected DME Specific Peptides for NAGA Gene


Post-translational modifications for NAGA Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for NAGA Gene

Antibody Products

  • R&D Systems Antibodies for NAGA (alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase/NAGA)
  • Santa Cruz Biotechnology (SCBT) Antibodies for NAGA

Domains & Families for NAGA Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for NAGA Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the glycosyl hydrolase 27 family.
  • Belongs to the glycosyl hydrolase 27 family.
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No data available for Gene Families for NAGA Gene

Function for NAGA Gene

Molecular function for NAGA Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
acetyl-galactosaminidase,alpha-N-,lyposomal,catalyzing the degradation of alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminyl-containing glycoconjugates
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
Cleavage of non-reducing alpha-(1->3)-N-acetylgalactosamine residues from human blood group A and AB mucin glycoproteins, Forssman hapten and blood group A lacto series glycolipids.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Removes terminal alpha-N-acetylgalactosamine residues from glycolipids and glycopeptides. Required for the breakdown of glycolipids.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for NAGA Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for NAGA Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004553 hydrolase activity, hydrolyzing O-glycosyl compounds IEA --
GO:0004557 alpha-galactosidase activity IBA --
GO:0008456 alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase activity IEA,IDA 19683538
GO:0016787 hydrolase activity IEA --
GO:0016798 hydrolase activity, acting on glycosyl bonds IEA --
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Human Phenotype Ontology for NAGA Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for NAGA Gene

MGI Knock Outs for NAGA:
  • Naga tm1a(EUCOMM)Wtsi

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miRNA for NAGA Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target NAGA

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No data available for Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for NAGA Gene

Localization for NAGA Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NAGA Gene


Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for NAGA gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
lysosome 5
plasma membrane 1
peroxisome 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
cytosol 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for NAGA Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IBA --
GO:0005764 lysosome IEA --
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 23376485
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Pathways & Interactions for NAGA Gene

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Pathways by source for NAGA Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for NAGA Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005975 carbohydrate metabolic process IEA --
GO:0008152 metabolic process IEA --
GO:0016052 carbohydrate catabolic process IDA 19683538
GO:0016139 glycoside catabolic process IBA --
GO:0019377 glycolipid catabolic process IMP 9741689
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for NAGA Gene

Drugs & Compounds for NAGA Gene

(4) Drugs for NAGA Gene - From: DrugBank, HMDB, and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Glycerol Approved, Experimental Pharma Target 223
Water Approved Pharma 0

(9) Additional Compounds for NAGA Gene - From: HMDB and Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • 2-Deoxy-2-acetamido-b-D-galactopyranose
  • 2-Deoxy-2-acetamido-beta-D-galactopyranose
  • 2-Deoxy-2-acetamido-beta-delta-galactopyranose
  • b-D-2-Acetamido-2-deoxy-Galactopyranose
  • b-N-Acetyl-D-galactosamine
Tetrahexosylceramide (d18:1/12:0)
  • CQH
  • Cytolipin K
  • GalNAc-beta1->3Gal-alpha1->3Gal-beta1->4Glc-beta1->1'Cer
  • Ganglioside Gb4
  • Ganglioside GL 4
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Transcripts for NAGA Gene

Unigene Clusters for NAGA Gene

N-acetylgalactosaminidase, alpha-:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for NAGA Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8a · 8b ^ 9 ^ 10
SP2: -
SP4: -

Relevant External Links for NAGA Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for NAGA Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for NAGA Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for NAGA Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (x4.1).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for NAGA Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Cerebrospinal fluid (17.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MaxQB, and MOPED for NAGA Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for NAGA Gene

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NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of NAGA Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for NAGA Gene:

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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for NAGA Gene

Orthologs for NAGA Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for NAGA Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia NAGA 34 35
  • 99.68 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia NAGA 34 35
  • 87.83 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia NAGA 34 35
  • 87.27 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Naga 34
  • 83.5 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Naga 34 16 35
  • 81.99 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 35
  • 75 (a)
-- 35
  • 66 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia NAGA 35
  • 72 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves NAGA 34 35
  • 73.96 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia NAGA 35
  • 70 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia naga 34
  • 56.93 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii naga 34 35
  • 67 (n)
Dr.11718 34
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP009621 34
  • 59.29 (n)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG5731 36 34 35
  • 57.91 (n)
CG7997 36 35
  • 46 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea gana-1 34 35
  • 48.65 (n)
R07B7.11 36
  • 45 (a)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons AT3G56310 34
  • 50.2 (n)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os07g0679300 34
  • 49.12 (n)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 35
  • 37 (a)
Species where no ortholog for NAGA was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for NAGA Gene

Gene Tree for NAGA (if available)
Gene Tree for NAGA (if available)

Paralogs for NAGA Gene

Paralogs for NAGA Gene

(1) SIMAP similar genes for NAGA Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for NAGA Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for NAGA Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 22 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs121434529 Schindler disease (SCHIND) [MIM:609241], Pathogenic 42,061,052(-) TCATC(A/G)AAGTG reference, missense
rs121434530 Kanzaki disease (KANZD) [MIM:609242], Pathogenic 42,061,040(-) ACATG(C/T)GGCCT reference, missense
rs121434532 Schindler disease (SCHIND) [MIM:609241], Pathogenic 42,067,136(-) CTTCT(C/G)CACCC upstream-variant-2KB, reference, missense
rs121434533 Kanzaki disease (KANZD) [MIM:609242], Pathogenic 42,061,039(-) CATGC(A/G)GCCTC reference, missense
rs121434531 Pathogenic 42,066,730(-) CCTAT(G/T)AAGGC upstream-variant-2KB, reference, stop-gained

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for NAGA Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv508737 CNV insertion 20534489
nsv834210 CNV loss 17160897

Variation tolerance for NAGA Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 38.4% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.11; 22.56% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for NAGA Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NAGA Gene

Disorders for NAGA Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(14) MalaCards diseases for NAGA Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
kanzaki disease
  • alpha-n-acetylgalactosaminidase deficiency adult onset
schindler disease, type i
  • schindler disease, type iii
schindler disease
  • schindler disease, type i
neuroaxonal dystrophy
  • neuroaxonal dystrophies
  • angiokeratoma of skin
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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  • Kanzaki disease (KANZD) [MIM:609242]: Autosomal recessive disorder characterized by late-onset, angiokeratoma corporis diffusum and mild intellectual impairment. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:11251574, ECO:0000269 PubMed:8040340}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Schindler disease (SCHIND) [MIM:609241]: Form of NAGA deficiency characterized by early-onset neuroaxonal dystrophy and neurological signs (convulsion during fever, epilepsy, psychomotor retardation and hypotonia). NAGA deficiency is typically classified in three main phenotypes: NAGA deficiency type I (Schindler disease or Schindler disease type I) with severe manifestations; NAGA deficiency type II (Kanzazi disease or Schindler disease type II) which is mild; NAGA deficiency type III (Schindler disease type III) characterized by mild-to-moderate neurologic manifestations. NAGA deficiency results in the increased urinary excretion of glycopeptides and oligosaccharides containing alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminyl moieties. Inheritance is autosomal recessive. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:2243144, ECO:0000269 PubMed:8782044}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Genatlas disease for NAGA Gene

angiokeratoma corporis diffusum with glycopeptiduria,Schindler,Seitelberger disease,neuroaxonal dystrophy,infantile and adult types

Relevant External Links for NAGA

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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Publications for NAGA Gene

  1. The 1.9 A structure of human alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase: the molecular basis of Schindler and Kanzaki diseases. (PMID: 19683538) Clark N.E. … Garman S.C. (J. Mol. Biol. 2009) 3 4 22 64
  2. A new case of alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase deficiency with angiokeratoma corporis diffusum, with Meniere's syndrome and without mental retardation. (PMID: 11251574) Kodama K. … Kanzaki T. (Br. J. Dermatol. 2001) 3 4 22 64
  3. Degradation of blood group A glycolipid A-6-2 by normal and mutant human skin fibroblasts. (PMID: 9741689) Asfaw B. … Conzelmann E. (J. Lipid Res. 1998) 3 4 22 64
  4. Human alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase (alpha-NAGA) deficiency: new mutations and the paradox between genotype and phenotype. (PMID: 8782044) Keulemans J.L.M. … van Diggelen O.P. (J. Med. Genet. 1996) 3 4 22 64
  5. The molecular lesion in the alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase gene that causes angiokeratoma corporis diffusum with glycopeptiduria. (PMID: 8040340) Wang A.M. … Desnick R.J. (J. Clin. Invest. 1994) 3 4 22 64

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