Aliases for CMAS Gene
External Ids for CMAS Gene
Sialic acids are a family of nine-carbon sugars on cell surface glycoproteins and glycolipids that play a pivotal role in determining the structure and function of many animal tissues. The pattern of cell surface sialylation is highly regulated during embryonic development and N-glycosylation is a common post-translational modification during cellular differentiation. Sialic acids play important roles in cell-cell communications and immune responses. Sialylated glycoprotein and glycolipid formation requires the activation of a sialic acid to a cytidine monophosphate (CMP) diester by the enzyme encoded by this gene: CMP-N-acetylneuraminic acid synthetase. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2012]
GeneCards Summary for CMAS Gene
CMAS (Cytidine Monophosphate N-Acetylneuraminic Acid Synthetase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CMAS include kidney sarcoma. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Amino sugar and nucleotide sugar metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include N-acylneuraminate cytidylyltransferase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CMAS Gene
Catalyzes the activation of N-acetylneuraminic acid (NeuNAc) to cytidine 5-monophosphate N-acetylneuraminic acid (CMP-NeuNAc), a substrate required for the addition of sialic acid. Has some activity toward NeuNAc, N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc) or 2-keto-3-deoxy-D-glycero-D-galacto-nononic acid (KDN)