IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfatase

Reaction: Hydrolysis of the 6-sulfate groups of the N-acetyl-D-galactosamine 6-sulfate units of chondroitin sulfate and of the D-galactose 6-sulfate units of keratan sulfate

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Other name(s): chondroitin sulfatase; chondroitinase; galactose-6-sulfate sulfatase; acetylgalactosamine 6-sulfatase; N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase; N-acetylgalactosamine 6-sulfatase

Systematic name: N-acetyl-D-galactosamine-6-sulfate 6-sulfohydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9025-60-9


1. Epstein, E.H. and Leventhal, M.E. Steroid sulfatase of human leukocytes and epidermis and the diagnosis of recessive X-linked ichthyosis. J. Clin. Invest. 67 (1981) 1257-1262. [PMID: 6939689]

2. Glössl, J. and Kresse, H. Impaired degradation of keratan sulphate by Morquio A fibroblasts. Biochem. J. 203 (1982) 335-338. [PMID: 6213226]

3. Lim, C.T. and Horwitz, A.L. Purification and properties of human N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 657 (1981) 344-355. [PMID: 7213753]

4. Sørensen, S.H., Norén, O., Sjöström, H. and Danielsen, E.M. Amphiphilic pig intestinal microvillus maltase/glucoamylase. Structure and specificity. Eur. J. Biochem. 126 (1982) 559-568. [PMID: 6814909]

5. Yutaka, T., Okada, S., Kato, T., Inui, K. and Yabuchi, H. Galactose 6-sulfate sulfatase activity in Morquio syndrome. Clin. Chim. Acta 122 (1982) 169-180. [PMID: 6809361]

[EC created 1961]

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