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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes an enzyme that catalyzes hydrolysis of an N(4)-(acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminyl) asparagine residue to N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminylamine and a peptide containing an aspartate residue. The encoded enzyme may play a role in the proteasome-mediated degradation of misfolded glycoproteins. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.[provided by RefSeq, Feb 2009]
Specifically deglycosylates the denatured form of N-linked glycoproteins in the cytoplasm and assists their proteasome-mediated degradation. Cleaves the beta-aspartyl-glucosamine (GlcNAc) of the glycan and the amide side chain of Asn, converting Asn to Asp. Prefers proteins containing high-mannose over those bearing complex type oligosaccharides. Can recognize misfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum that are exported to the cytosol to be destroyed and deglycosylate them, while it has no activity toward native proteins. Deglycosylation is a prerequisite for subsequent proteasome-mediated degradation of some, but not all, misfolded glycoproteins.
From NCBI Gene:
- Congenital disorder of deglycosylation
Congenital disorder of deglycosylation (CDDG): A multisystem disorder characterized by developmental delay, hypotonia, abnormal involuntary movements and alacrima or poor tear production. Other features include microcephaly, intractable seizures, abnormal eye movements and evidence of liver dysfunction, probably due to cytoplasmic accumulation of storage material in vacuoles. [MIM:615273]