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An X-linked genetic disease in which the gene coding for the enzyme alpha-galactosidase A (a type of galactosidase) is nonfunctional. As a result, sphingolipid and glycolipid compounds accumulate in the blood vessel walls of people with the disease, eventually causing vascular malfunctions.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

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