This gene encodes a lysosomal membrane protein that cleaves the beta-glucosidic linkage of glycosylceramide, an intermediate in glycolipid metabolism. Mutations in this gene cause Gaucher disease, a lysosomal storage disease characterized by an accumulation of glucocerebrosides. A related pseudogene is approximately 12 kb downstream of this gene on chromosome 1. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants.
GBA; glucosidase, beta, acid; GLUC, glucosidase, beta; acid (includes glucosylceramidase) , glucosylceramidase; glucosylceramidase; GBA1; alglucerase; imiglucerase; acid beta-glucosidase; beta-glucocerebrosidase; lysosomal glucocerebrosidase; D-glucosyl