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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1991 Jun 28;177(3):1217-23.

Isolation and expression of a full-length cDNA encoding the human GM2 activator protein.

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  • 1Research Institute, Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


We report the construction of a cDNA clone encoding a functional GM2-activator protein. The sequence of the complete 5' end of the coding region was determined by direct nucleotide sequencing of a fragment generated by multiple RACE PCR procedures from Hela cell cDNA. Specific oligonucleotides were synthesized from these data which allowed us to produce a PCR fragment that contained the complete coding sequence of the protein. This was then cloned into a mammalian expression vector. The ability of purified hexosaminidase A (beta-N-acetylhexosaminidase, EC to hydrolyse labeled GM2 ganglioside was enhanced 10-fold more by the addition in the assay mix of lysate from transfected COS-1 cells than by the addition of identical amounts of lysate from mock transfected cells. Direct sequencing of PCR fragments from two sources also identified three polymorphisms.

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