Pseudo arylsulfatase A deficiency Biosynthesis of an abnormal arylsulfatase A
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Pseudo arylsulfatase A deficiency, an asymptomatic condition, and metachromatic leukodystrophy, a severe neurodegenerative disease, are both associated with profound reductions of arylsulfatase A activity in man. We now report that with metabolic labelling, cultured pseudo deficient cells synthesized about 20% of the normal amount of arylsulfatase A at a reduced rate of apparent synthesis and increased rate of degradation. However, in the presence of ammonium chloride which stimulated secretion of lysosomal enzymes, these cells synthesized about 80% of the normal amount of enzyme protein. Hence, the defect in pseudo arylsulfatase A deficiency is associated with labile arylsulfatase A molecules which can be stabilized if they are diverted from intracellular storage.
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