Aliases for CHST5 Gene
External Ids for CHST5 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the Gal/GalNAc/GlcNAc 6-O-sulfotransferase (GST) family, members of which catalyze the transfer of sulfate to position 6 of galactose (Gal), N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc), or N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) residues within proteoglycans, and sulfation of O-linked sugars of mucin-type acceptors. Carbohydrate sulfation plays a critical role in many biologic processes. This gene is predominantly expressed in colon and small intestine. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2011]
GeneCards Summary for CHST5 Gene
CHST5 (Carbohydrate (N-Acetylglucosamine 6-O) Sulfotransferase 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CHST5 include macular corneal dystrophy and mucopolysaccharidoses. Among its related pathways are Disease and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include sulfotransferase activity and N-acetylglucosamine 6-O-sulfotransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CHST2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CHST5 Gene
Sulfotransferase that utilizes 3-phospho-5-adenylyl sulfate (PAPS) as sulfonate donor to catalyze the transfer of sulfate to position 6 of non-reducing N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) residues and O-linked sugars of mucin-type acceptors. Acts on the non-reducing terminal GlcNAc of short carbohydrate substrates. However, it does not transfer sulfate to longer carbohydrate substrates that have poly-N-acetyllactosamine structures. Has no activity toward keratan. Not involved in generating HEV-expressed ligands for SELL. Its substrate specificity may be influenced by its subcellular location.