Dictionary » M » Mannose-6-phosphate



(Science: biochemistry) mannose derivative formed by phosphorylation in the golgi Complex of certain mannose residues on N glycan chains of lysosomal enzymes.

Believed to function as targetting signal that causes entry of these enzymes to the lysosomes. The receptor (215 kD) is enriched in specialised pre lysosomes.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 823 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link