cerebroside-sulfatasemedical dictionary

<enzyme>

<cell biology> An enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of cerebroside 3-sulfate (sulfatide) to yield a cerebroside and inorganic sulfate. A marked deficiency of arylsulfatase a, which is considered the heat-labile component of cerebroside sulfatase, has been demonstrated in all forms of metachromatic leukodystrophy (leukodystrophy, metachromatic).

Chemical name: Cerebroside-3-sulfate 3-sulfohydrolase

Registry number: EC 3.1.6.8

(12 Dec 1998)