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Aliases for B4GALT2 Gene

Aliases for B4GALT2 Gene

  • UDP-Gal:BetaGlcNAc Beta 1,4- Galactosyltransferase, Polypeptide 2 2 3
  • UDP-Galactose:Beta-N-Acetylglucosamine Beta-1,4-Galactosyltransferase 2 3 4
  • UDP-Gal:Beta-GlcNAc Beta-1,4-Galactosyltransferase 2 3 4
  • Beta-1,4-GalTase 2 3 4
  • Beta4Gal-T2 3 4
  • B4Gal-T2 3 4
  • Beta-N-Acetylglucosaminyl-Glycolipid Beta-1,4-Galactosyltransferase 2 3
  • UDP-Gal:BetaGlcNAc Beta 1,4-Galactosyltransferase, Polypeptide 2 3
  • UDP-Gal:BetaGlcNAc Beta 1,4- Galactosyltransferase 2 3
  • Beta-1,4-Galactosyltransferase 2 3
  • Beta-4-GalT2 3
  • EC 2.4.1.- 4
  • B4Gal-T3 3

External Ids for B4GALT2 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for B4GALT2 Gene

  • GC01P044283
  • GC01P043445
  • GC01P043875
  • GC01P043858
  • GC01P044114
  • GC01P044217
  • GC01P044444
  • GC01P042560

Summaries for B4GALT2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for B4GALT2 Gene

  • This gene is one of seven beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase (beta4GalT) genes. They encode type II membrane-bound glycoproteins that appear to have exclusive specificity for the donor substrate UDP-galactose; all transfer galactose in a beta1,4 linkage to similar acceptor sugars: GlcNAc, Glc, and Xyl. Each beta4GalT has a distinct function in the biosynthesis of different glycoconjugates and saccharide structures. As type II membrane proteins, they have an N-terminal hydrophobic signal sequence that directs the protein to the Golgi apparatus and which then remains uncleaved to function as a transmembrane anchor. By sequence similarity, the beta4GalTs form four groups: beta4GalT1 and beta4GalT2, beta4GalT3 and beta4GalT4, beta4GalT5 and beta4GalT6, and beta4GalT7. The enzyme encoded by this gene synthesizes N-acetyllactosamine in glycolipids and glycoproteins. Its substrate specificity is affected by alpha-lactalbumin but it is not expressed in lactating mammary tissue. Three transcript variants encoding two different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2011]

GeneCards Summary for B4GALT2 Gene

B4GALT2 (UDP-Gal:BetaGlcNAc Beta 1,4- Galactosyltransferase, Polypeptide 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Disease and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include galactosyltransferase activity and N-acetyllactosamine synthase activity. An important paralog of this gene is B4GALT7.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for B4GALT2 Gene

  • Responsible for the synthesis of complex-type N-linked oligosaccharides in many glycoproteins as well as the carbohydrate moieties of glycolipids. Can produce lactose

Gene Wiki entry for B4GALT2 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for B4GALT2 Gene

Genomics for B4GALT2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for B4GALT2 Gene

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Genomic Location for B4GALT2 Gene

43,978,943 bp from pter
43,991,171 bp from pter
12,229 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for B4GALT2 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for B4GALT2 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for B4GALT2 Gene

Proteins for B4GALT2 Gene

  • Protein details for B4GALT2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase 2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B3KTP0
    • B4DE14
    • D3DPY6
    • D3DPY7
    • O60511
    • Q4V9L9
    • Q5T4X5
    • Q5T4Y5
    • Q9BUP6
    • Q9NSY7

    Protein attributes for B4GALT2 Gene

    372 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    41972 Da
    Name=Mn(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29035;
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for B4GALT2 Gene


neXtProt entry for B4GALT2 Gene

Proteomics data for B4GALT2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for B4GALT2 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn66, Asn71, and Asn357
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for B4GALT2 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for B4GALT2 Gene

Domains for B4GALT2 Gene

Gene Families for B4GALT2 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for B4GALT2 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the glycosyltransferase 7 family.
  • Belongs to the glycosyltransferase 7 family.
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Function for B4GALT2 Gene

Molecular function for B4GALT2 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
UDP galactose
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot BiophysicochemicalProperties:
Kinetic parameters: KM=71 uM for GlcNAc-B-S-pNP {ECO:0000269 PubMed:11588157};
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
UDP-alpha-D-galactose + D-glucose = UDP + lactose
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
UDP-alpha-D-galactose + N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminylglycopeptide = UDP + beta-D-galactosyl-(1->4)-N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminylglycopeptide
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
UDP-alpha-D-galactose + N-acetyl-D-glucosamine = UDP + N-acetyllactosamine
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Responsible for the synthesis of complex-type N-linked oligosaccharides in many glycoproteins as well as the carbohydrate moieties of glycolipids. Can produce lactose

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for B4GALT2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for B4GALT2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003831 beta-N-acetylglucosaminylglycopeptide beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase activity IEA --
GO:0003945 N-acetyllactosamine synthase activity IEA --
GO:0004461 lactose synthase activity IEA --
GO:0008378 galactosyltransferase activity TAS 9405390
GO:0046872 metal ion binding IEA --
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Phenotypes for B4GALT2 Gene

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Animal Models for B4GALT2 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for B4GALT2:

miRNA for B4GALT2 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target B4GALT2

Inhibitory RNA Products

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In Situ Assay Products

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No data available for Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for B4GALT2 Gene

Localization for B4GALT2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for B4GALT2 Gene

Golgi apparatus, Golgi stack membrane; Single-pass type II membrane protein. Note=Trans cisternae of Golgi stack.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for B4GALT2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for B4GALT2 gene
Compartment Confidence
golgi apparatus 5
endoplasmic reticulum 2
cytoskeleton 1
cytosol 1
extracellular 1
lysosome 1
mitochondrion 1
plasma membrane 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for B4GALT2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000139 Golgi membrane TAS --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
GO:0032580 Golgi cisterna membrane IEA --
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Pathways for B4GALT2 Gene

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PCR Array Products

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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot O60909-B4GT2_HUMAN

  • Pathway: Protein modification; protein glycosylation

Interacting Proteins for B4GALT2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for B4GALT2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005975 carbohydrate metabolic process TAS --
GO:0018146 keratan sulfate biosynthetic process TAS --
GO:0018279 protein N-linked glycosylation via asparagine TAS --
GO:0030203 glycosaminoglycan metabolic process TAS --
GO:0042339 keratan sulfate metabolic process TAS --
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Drugs for B4GALT2 Gene

(1) Drugbank Compounds for B4GALT2 Gene

Compound Status Synonyms Cas Number PubChem ID Type Actions PubMed IDs
  • 2-Acetamido-2-deoxy-D-glucose
7512-17-6 Target approved, nutraceutical

(8) HMDB Compounds for B4GALT2 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • (+)-lactose
  • beta-D-Galactopyranosyl-(1->4)-beta-D-glucopyranose
  • Roferose ST
  • Manganese
  • 2-(Acetylamino)-2-deoxyhexose
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Transcripts for B4GALT2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for B4GALT2 Gene

UDP-Gal:betaGlcNAc beta 1,4- galactosyltransferase, polypeptide 2:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for B4GALT2 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6a · 6b · 6c ^ 7a · 7b · 7c ^ 8 ^ 9a · 9b ^ 10a · 10b
SP1: - -
SP2: - - -
SP3: - -
SP6: -

Relevant External Links for B4GALT2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for B4GALT2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for B4GALT2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for B4GALT2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Pancreas (68.9).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for B4GALT2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for B4GALT2 Gene Hs.632403

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for B4GALT2 Gene

Tissue specificity: Weakly expressed in various tissues. Highest expression in prostate, testis, ovary, intestine, muscle, and in fetal brain
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Expression partners for B4GALT2 Gene

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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for B4GALT2 Gene

Orthologs for B4GALT2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for B4GALT2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia B4GALT2 35
  • 91.24 (n)
  • 95.93 (a)
B4GALT2 36
  • 96 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia B4GALT2 35
  • 92.04 (n)
  • 95.48 (a)
B4GALT2 36
  • 95 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia B4galt2 35
  • 89.97 (n)
  • 92.68 (a)
B4galt2 16
B4galt2 36
  • 93 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia B4GALT2 35
  • 99 (n)
  • 99.25 (a)
B4GALT2 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia B4galt2 35
  • 89.25 (n)
  • 92.14 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia B4GALT2 36
  • 84 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia B4GALT2 36
  • 76 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves B4GALT2 35
  • 75.27 (n)
  • 77.75 (a)
B4GALT2 36
  • 76 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia B4GALT2 36
  • 75 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia b4galt2 35
  • 69.43 (n)
  • 76.8 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii LOC100148828 35
  • 69.47 (n)
  • 71 (a)
b4galt2 36
  • 69 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta BcDNA:GH13356 37
  • 39 (a)
CG14517 37
  • 38 (a)
beta4GalNAcTA 35
  • 50.06 (n)
  • 41.28 (a)
beta4GalNAcTA 36
  • 31 (a)
beta4GalNAcTB 36
  • 30 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP004781 35
  • 53.44 (n)
  • 46.95 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea W02B12.11 37
  • 34 (a)
Y73E7A.7 37
  • 43 (a)
bre-4 35
  • 47.77 (n)
  • 41.24 (a)
bre-4 36
  • 34 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona intestinalis)
Ascidiacea Cin.13709 35
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 32 (a)
Species with no ortholog for B4GALT2:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for B4GALT2 Gene

Gene Tree for B4GALT2 (if available)
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Paralogs for B4GALT2 Gene

Paralogs for B4GALT2 Gene

(5) SIMAP similar genes for B4GALT2 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for B4GALT2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for B4GALT2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs730915 -- 43,988,215(+) GCTTA(A/G)AAAGG intron-variant
rs882961 -- 43,981,412(+) CCCAG(G/T)GCCCT missense, reference
rs1061781 -- 43,985,562(+) CGAAT(C/T)GGCCG reference, synonymous-codon
rs1859728 - 43,981,741(+) GTGCA(C/G)AGGGA missense, reference
rs2231280 -- 43,980,783(+) ACGTG(C/T)CTGTG intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for B4GALT2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv870606 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv217n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv732 CNV Insertion 18451855

Relevant External Links for B4GALT2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for B4GALT2 Gene

Disorders for B4GALT2 Gene

No disorders were found for B4GALT2 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , University of Copenhagen DISEASES , Novoseek inferred disease relationships , Genatlas and External Links for B4GALT2 Gene

Publications for B4GALT2 Gene

  1. A family of human beta4-galactosyltransferases. Cloning and expression of two novel UDP-galactose:beta-n-acetylglucosamine beta1, 4-galactosyltransferases, beta4Gal-T2 and beta4Gal-T3. (PMID: 9405390) Almeida R. … Clausen H. (J. Biol. Chem. 1997) 2 3 4 23
  2. The expanding beta 4-galactosyltransferase gene family: messages from the databanks. (PMID: 9597550) Lo N.-W. … Shaper N.L. (Glycobiology 1998) 2 3 4
  3. Identification and characterization of large galactosyltransferase gene families: galactosyltransferases for all functions. (PMID: 10580128) Amado M. … Clausen H. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1999) 3 4
  4. Galactosylation of N-linked oligosaccharides by human beta-1,4- galactosyltransferases I, II, III, IV, V, and VI expressed in Sf-9 cells. (PMID: 11588157) Guo S. … Furukawa K. (Glycobiology 2001) 3 4
  5. The DNA sequence and biological annotation of human chromosome 1. (PMID: 16710414) Gregory S.G. … Bentley D.R. (Nature 2006) 3 4

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