This gene encodes acid alpha-glucosidase, which is essential for the degradation of glycogen to glucose in lysosomes. Different forms of acid alpha-glucosidase are obtained by proteolytic processing. Defects in this gene are the cause of glycogen storage disease II, also known as Pompe's disease, which is an autosomal recessive disorder with a broad clinical spectrum. Three transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008].
Synonyms: 70 kDa lysosomal alpha-glucosidase, Acid alpha glucosidase, Acid maltase, Aglucosidase alfa, Alpha glucosidase, GAA, Glucosidase alpha acid Pompe disease glycogen storage disease type II, Glucosidase alpha acid, Glucosidase alpha, LYAG, LYAG_HUMAN, Lysosomal alpha glucosidase.