(Science: enzyme) An enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of cerebroside 3-sulfate (sulfatide) to yield a cerebroside and inorganic sulfate. A marked deficiency of arylsulfatase a, which is considered the heat-labile component of cerebroside sulfatase, has been demonstrated in all forms of metachromatic leukodystrophy (leukodystrophy, metachromatic).

chemical name: cerebroside-3-sulfate 3-sulfohydrolase

registry number: EC

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