Aliases for HS3ST3B1 Gene
External Ids for HS3ST3B1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HS3ST3B1 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a type II integral membrane protein that belongs to the 3-O-sulfotransferases family. These proteins catalyze the addition of sulfate groups at the 3-OH position of glucosamine in heparan sulfate. The substrate specificity of individual members of the family is based on prior modification of the heparan sulfate chain, thus allowing different members of the family to generate binding sites for different proteins on the same heparan sulfate chain. Following treatment with a histone deacetylase inhibitor, expression of this gene is activated in a pancreatic cell line. The increased expression results in promotion of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition. In addition, the modification catalyzed by this protein allows herpes simplex virus membrane fusion and penetration. A very closely related homolog with an almost identical sulfotransferase domain maps less than 1 Mb away. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2014]
GeneCards Summary for HS3ST3B1 Gene
HS3ST3B1 (Heparan Sulfate (Glucosamine) 3-O-Sulfotransferase 3B1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Disease and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include [heparan sulfate]-glucosamine 3-sulfotransferase 1 activity and [heparan sulfate]-glucosamine 3-sulfotransferase 3 activity. An important paralog of this gene is NDST4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HS3ST3B1 Gene
Sulfotransferase that utilizes 3-phospho-5-adenylyl sulfate (PAPS) to catalyze the transfer of a sulfo group to an N-unsubstituted glucosamine linked to a 2-O-sulfo iduronic acid unit on heparan sulfate. Catalyzes the O-sulfation of glucosamine in IdoUA2S-GlcNS and also in IdoUA2S-GlcNH2. The substrate-specific O-sulfation generates an enzyme-modified heparan sulfate which acts as a binding receptor to Herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) and permits its entry. Unlike 3-OST-1, does not convert non-anticoagulant heparan sulfate to anticoagulant heparan sulfate.