Aliases for CSGALNACT2 Gene
External Ids for CSGALNACT2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CSGALNACT2 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the chondroitin N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase family. The encoded protein is involved in elongation during chondroitin sulfate synthesis. A related pseudogene has been identified on chromosome X. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2012]
GeneCards Summary for CSGALNACT2 Gene
CSGALNACT2 (Chondroitin Sulfate N-Acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Glycosaminoglycan metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include acetylgalactosaminyltransferase activity and glucuronylgalactosylproteoglycan 4-beta-N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is B4GALNT4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CSGALNACT2 Gene
Transfers 1,4-N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc) from UDP-GalNAc to the non-reducing end of glucuronic acid (GlcUA). Required for addition of the first GalNAc to the core tetrasaccharide linker and for elongation of chondroitin chains.