Biochemical Genetics

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 441–448 | Cite as

Genetic relationship between β-galactosidase and β-fucosidase in the mouse

  • Reza Seyedyazdani
  • Lars-G. Lundin
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Abstract

Evidence for the identity of β-galactosidase and β-fucosidase enzymes in the house mouse was obtained by examination of the enzyme activities in animals from different crosses between C57BL/Kl mice with high galactosidase and fucosidase activities and DBA/2/Kl mice with low activities. There is a strong correlation between the activities of these two enzymes in different tissues of F2 animals. A comparison of the fractionation properties of β-galactosidase and β-fucosidase showed that the two activities had a parallel distribution and identical thermostability. These data suggest that the same enzyme catalyzes the hydrolysis of both substrates.

Key words

mouse enzymes β-fucosidase β-galactosidase 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reza Seyedyazdani
    • 1
  • Lars-G. Lundin
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute for Medical GeneticsUppsalaSweden

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