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IDUA iduronidase, alpha-L-

Also known as: IDA; MPS1

Summary

This gene encodes an enzyme that hydrolyzes the terminal alpha-L-iduronic acid residues of two glycosaminoglycans, dermatan sulfate and heparan sulfate. This hydrolysis is required for the lysosomal degradation of these glycosaminoglycans. Mutations in this gene that result in enzymatic deficiency lead to the autosomal recessive disease mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I). [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

Genomic context

Location:
4p16.3
Sequence:
Chromosome: 4; NC_000004.12 (986997..1004557)
Total number of exons:
15

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