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Aliases for NAGLU Gene

Aliases for NAGLU Gene

  • N-Acetylglucosaminidase, Alpha 2 3
  • N-Acetyl-Alpha-Glucosaminidase 3 4
  • MPS3B 3 6
  • NAG 3 4
  • Alpha-N-Acetylglucosaminidase 3
  • Sanfilippo Disease IIIB 2
  • EC 4
  • MPS-IIIB 3
  • UFHSD1 4
  • UFHSD 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NAGLU Gene

  • GC17M040212
  • GC17M042827
  • GC17P040596
  • GC17P041061
  • GC17P037941
  • GC17P040687
  • GC17P036452

Summaries for NAGLU Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for NAGLU Gene

  • This gene encodes an enzyme that degrades heparan sulfate by hydrolysis of terminal N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in N-acetyl-alpha-D-glucosaminides. Defects in this gene are the cause of mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIB (MPS-IIIB), also known as Sanfilippo syndrome B. This disease is characterized by the lysosomal accumulation and urinary excretion of heparan sulfate. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for NAGLU Gene

NAGLU (N-Acetylglucosaminidase, Alpha) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NAGLU include mucopolysaccharidosis type iiib and pyelonephritis. Among its related pathways are Disease and Lysosome. GO annotations related to this gene include alpha-N-acetylglucosaminidase activity.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NAGLU Gene

  • Involved in the degradation of heparan sulfate

Tocris Summary for NAGLU Gene

No data available for Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for NAGLU Gene

Genomics for NAGLU Gene

Regulatory Elements for NAGLU Gene

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Genomic Location for NAGLU Gene

42,535,933 bp from pter
42,544,449 bp from pter
8,517 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for NAGLU Gene

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Genomic Location for NAGLU Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for NAGLU Gene

Proteins for NAGLU Gene

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

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:

    Protein attributes for NAGLU Gene

    743 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    82266 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Monomer and homodimer

neXtProt entry for NAGLU Gene

Proteomics data for NAGLU Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for NAGLU Gene

  • Ubiquitination at Lys59
  • Glycosylation at Asn261, Asn272, Asn435, Asn503, Asn526, and Asn532
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for NAGLU Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

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Domains for NAGLU Gene

Protein Domains for NAGLU Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for NAGLU Gene

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Function for NAGLU Gene

Molecular function for NAGLU Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
acetyl-glucosaminidase,alpha-N,77/82kDa,lysosomal,acting on heparan sulfate,catalyzing the fifth step of degradation of glycosaminoglycans (mucopolysaccharides)
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
Hydrolysis of terminal non-reducing N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in N-acetyl-alpha-D-glucosaminides
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Involved in the degradation of heparan sulfate

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for NAGLU Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for NAGLU Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004561 alpha-N-acetylglucosaminidase activity IEA --
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Animal Models for NAGLU Gene

MGI Knock Outs for NAGLU:

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No data available for miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for NAGLU Gene

Localization for NAGLU Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NAGLU Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for NAGLU Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for NAGLU gene
Compartment Confidence
lysosome 5
vacuole 5
endoplasmic reticulum 2
extracellular 2
cytoskeleton 1
golgi apparatus 1
mitochondrion 1
plasma membrane 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for NAGLU Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005764 lysosome TAS 8650226
GO:0043202 lysosomal lumen TAS --
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 19056867
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Pathways for NAGLU Gene

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Pathways by source for NAGLU Gene

Interacting Proteins for NAGLU Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for NAGLU Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005975 carbohydrate metabolic process TAS --
GO:0006027 glycosaminoglycan catabolic process TAS --
GO:0007040 lysosome organization IEA --
GO:0007399 nervous system development TAS 8650226
GO:0021680 cerebellar Purkinje cell layer development IEA --
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Drugs for NAGLU Gene

(1) Drugbank Compounds for NAGLU Gene

Compound Status Synonyms Cas Number PubChem ID Type Actions PubMed IDs
  • 2-Acetamido-2-deoxy-D-glucose
7512-17-6 Target activator approved, nutraceutical

(5) Tocris Compounds for NAGLU Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
(Z)-Pugnac O-GlcNAcase and beta-hexosaminidase inhibitor [132489-69-1]
Flurofamide Urease inhibitor [70788-28-2]
ML 348 Selective and reversible lysophospholipase 1 (LYPLA1) inhibitor [899713-86-1]
SCH 51344 Potent MTH1 inhibitor [171927-40-5]
WWL 70 Potent ABHD6 inhibitor [947669-91-2]

(2) HMDB Compounds for NAGLU Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • 2-(Acetylamino)-2-deoxyhexose
  • Dihydrogen oxide

(115) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for NAGLU Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
vra-glcnac 88.9 1
creatinine 85.3 190
iopentol 73 2
cadmium 62.2 75
heparan sulfate 58.2 18
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Transcripts for NAGLU Gene

Unigene Clusters for NAGLU Gene

N-acetylglucosaminidase, alpha:
Representative Sequences:

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

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6a · 6b · 6c
SP3: -

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GeneLoc Exon Structure for
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Expression for NAGLU Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for NAGLU Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for NAGLU Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Urine (46.5) and Serum (8.7).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for NAGLU Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for NAGLU Gene Hs.50727

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for NAGLU Gene

Tissue specificity: Liver, ovary, peripheral blood leukocytes, testis, prostate, spleen, colon, lung, placenta and kidney
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Expression partners for NAGLU Gene

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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for NAGLU Gene

Orthologs for NAGLU Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for NAGLU Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia NAGLU 35
  • 82.69 (n)
  • 81.71 (a)
  • 86 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia NAGLU 35
  • 87.34 (n)
  • 86.44 (a)
  • 85 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Naglu 35
  • 84.17 (n)
  • 83.79 (a)
Naglu 16
Naglu 36
  • 83 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia NAGLU 35
  • 99.69 (n)
  • 99.87 (a)
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Naglu 35
  • 84.07 (n)
  • 83.07 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia NAGLU 36
  • 60 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia naglu 35
  • 63.41 (n)
  • 59.77 (a)
Str.3226 35
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.21322 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii naglu 35
  • 62.08 (n)
  • 59.57 (a)
naglu 36
  • 56 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta ESTS:172F5T 37
  • 41 (a)
CG13397 35
  • 51.87 (n)
  • 43.95 (a)
CG13397 36
  • 38 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP011750 35
  • 51.15 (n)
  • 43.82 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea K09E4.4 37
  • 35 (a)
K09E4.4 36
  • 32 (a)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons CYL1 35
  • 49.45 (n)
  • 43.15 (a)
Species with no ortholog for NAGLU:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • 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)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • 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 NAGLU Gene

Gene Tree for NAGLU (if available)
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Paralogs for NAGLU Gene

(1) SIMAP similar genes for NAGLU Gene using alignment to 5 proteins:

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Variants for NAGLU Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for NAGLU Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 17 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs86312 Benign, - 42,544,215(+) ACCCC(A/C/G)GCTGG missense, reference
rs630539 -- 42,541,326(+) TACTT(C/T)ATAGT intron-variant
rs659497 Benign 42,537,437(+) TACTC(C/T)TTCGT synonymous-codon, reference, utr-variant-5-prime, intron-variant
rs683344 -- 42,544,732(+) accac(A/G)ccagg downstream-variant-500B
rs684214 -- 42,544,897(+) acgcc(C/T)ggcta downstream-variant-500B

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

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv908249 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv3172n71 CNV Loss 21882294
esv33998 OTHER Inversion 15654335
nsv908255 CNV Loss 21882294
esv30001 CNV Loss 17803354

Relevant External Links for NAGLU Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

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

Disorders for NAGLU Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for NAGLU Gene (609701)


  • Mucopolysaccharidosis 3B (MPS3B) [MIM:252920]: A form of mucopolysaccharidosis type 3, an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disease due to impaired degradation of heparan sulfate. MPS3 is characterized by severe central nervous system degeneration, but only mild somatic disease. Onset of clinical features usually occurs between 2 and 6 years; severe neurologic degeneration occurs in most patients between 6 and 10 years of age, and death occurs typically during the second or third decade of life. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:10094189, ECO:0000269 PubMed:11068184, ECO:0000269 PubMed:11153910, ECO:0000269 PubMed:11286389, ECO:0000269 PubMed:11793481, ECO:0000269 PubMed:11836372, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12202988, ECO:0000269 PubMed:14984474, ECO:0000269 PubMed:15933803, ECO:0000269 PubMed:16151907, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9443875, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9443878, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9832037, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9950362}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

(2) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for NAGLU Gene

(92) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for NAGLU Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
sanfilippos syndrome 90.5 26
mps iii b 87.6 3
mucopolysaccharidosis 80.9 20
microalbuminuria 74.8 44
proteinuria 74.7 70
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Publications for NAGLU Gene

  1. Sanfilippo type B syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis III B): allelic heterogeneity corresponds to the wide spectrum of clinical phenotypes. (PMID: 10094189) Weber B. … Hopwood J.J. (Eur. J. Hum. Genet. 1999) 3 4 23
  2. NAGLU mutations underlying Sanfilippo syndrome type B. (PMID: 9443878) Schmidtchen A. … Neufeld E.F. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 1998) 3 4 23
  3. Sanfilippo type B syndrome: five patients with an R565P homozygous mutation in the alpha-N-acetylglucosaminidase gene from the Okinawa islands in Japan. (PMID: 15933803) Chinen Y. … Ohta T. (J. Hum. Genet. 2005) 3 4 23
  4. Sanfilippo syndrome in Turkey: identification of novel mutations in subtypes A and B. (PMID: 11793481) Emre S. … Hopwood J.J. (Hum. Mutat. 2002) 3 4 23
  5. Mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIB: characterisation and expression of wild-type and mutant recombinant alpha-N-acetylglucosaminidase and relationship with sanfilippo phenotype in an attenuated patient. (PMID: 11068184) Yogalingam G. … Hopwood J.J. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2000) 3 4 23

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