GM2 activator protein

a sphingolipid activator protein that binds GM2 ganglioside and related glycosphingolipids and presents them to hexosaminidase A for cleavage; it is necessary for enzyme activity. Deficiency results in GM2 gangliosidosis, AB variant.

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