Aliases for FKRP Gene
External Ids for FKRP Gene
This gene encodes a protein which is targeted to the medial Golgi apparatus and is necessary for posttranslational modification of dystroglycan. Mutations in this gene have been associated with congenital muscular dystrophy, mental retardation, and cerebellar cysts. Several alternatively spliced transcript variants of this gene have been described, but the full-length nature of some of these variants has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008]
GeneCards Summary for FKRP Gene
FKRP (Fukutin Related Protein) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FKRP include muscular dystrophy-dystroglycanopathy , type a, 5 and muscular dystrophy-dystroglycanopathy , type b, 5. GO annotations related to this gene include transferase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FKRP Gene
Transferase involved in the biosynthesis of the phosphorylated O-mannosyl trisaccharide (N-acetylgalactosamine-beta-3-N-acetylglucosamine-beta-4-(phosphate-6-)mannose), a carbohydrate structure present in alpha-dystroglycan (DAG1), which is required for binding laminin G-like domain-containing extracellular proteins with high affinity.