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Hoppe Seylers Z Physiol Chem. 1984 Mar;365(3):347-56.

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the ganglioside GM2-activator protein. Screening of normal human tissues and body fluids, of tissues of GM2 gangliosidosis, and for its subcellular localization.


An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was developed for the quantitation of the human activator protein for ganglioside GM2 degradation by beta-N-acetyl-D-hexosaminidase A. With this assay, various tissues and body fluids of normal subjects and of patients with variant forms of GM2 gangliosidosis were screened for their GM2-activator content. The highest content of this protein was found in kidney. Tissues from patients with variant AB of infantile GM2 gangliosidosis contained only low levels (up to 5% of that of normal controls) of cross-reacting material. On subcellular fractionation of normal human skin fibroblasts, the activator was found to co-distribute with the lysosomal marker enzyme beta-hexosaminidase.

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