Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits beta-galactosidase activity. Predicted to be involved in cellular carbohydrate metabolic process and galactose catabolic process. Localizes to the extracellular space and lysosome. Used to study GM1 gangliosidosis. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in GM1 gangliosidosis; GM1 gangliosidosis type 1; GM1 gangliosidosis type 2; GM1 gangliosidosis type 3; and mucopolysaccharidosis IV. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; cranium; genitourinary system; nervous system; and respiratory system. Orthologous to human GLB1 (galactosidase beta 1).