Early Detection Research Network

PSAP

Aliases:
This biomarker is also known as:
  • FLJ00245,
  • MGC110993,
  • prosaposin,
  • SAP1,
  • GLBA,
  • Proactivator polypeptide,
  • PSAP,
  • sphingolipid activator protein-1,
  • variant Gaucher disease and variant metachromatic leukodystrophy,

Description…

The PSAP gene encodes a highly conserved glycoprotein which is a precursor for 4 cleavage products: saposins A, B, C, and D. Each domain of the precursor protein is approximately 80 amino acid residues long with nearly identical placement of cysteine residues and glycosylation sites. Saposins A-D localize primarily to the lysosomal compartment where they facilitate the catabolism of glycosphingolipids with short oligosaccharide groups. The precursor protein exists both as a secretory protein and as an integral membrane protein and has neurotrophic activities. Mutations in this gene have been associated with Gaucher disease, Tay-Sachs disease, and metachromatic leukodystrophy. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms.

Datasets

There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.

Attributes
QA State: Curated
Type: Protein
HGNC Name: PSAP

The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…

Attributes

Phase: One
QA State: Curated

Overview

Performance Comment

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