galactose-6-sulfatasemedical dictionary

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<cell biology> An enzyme that eliminates sulphur from the galactose-6-sulfate residues of certain mucopolysaccharides, producing 3,6-anhydrogalactose residues; it is absent in Morquio's syndrome type A.

Synonyms: galactose-6-sulphurase.

(05 Mar 2000)