Alpha-galactosidase (α-GAL, also known as α-GAL A; E.C. 188.8.131.52) is a glycoside hydrolase enzyme that hydrolyses the terminal alpha-galactosyl moieties from glycolipids and glycoproteins.
Glycosidase is an important class of enzyme catalyzing many catabolic processes, including cleaving glycoproteins and glycolipids, and polysaccharides.
The enzyme is encoded by the GLA gene.
Two recombinant forms of human alpha-galactosidase are called agalsidase alpha (INN) and agalsidase beta (INN).
It is the primary ingredient in gas relief supplements.
The reduction of gas production can be considered as a valuable target in controlling symptoms.
|Appearance:||White to off white color powder|
|Loss on Drying:||NMT 5.0% w/w|