Aliases for MGAT1 Gene
External Ids for MGAT1 Gene
Previous Symbols for MGAT1 Gene
There are believed to be over 100 different glycosyltransferases involved in the synthesis of protein-bound and lipid-bound oligosaccharides. UDP-N-acetylglucosamine:alpha-3-D-mannoside beta-1,2-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase I is a medial-Golgi enzyme essential for the synthesis of hybrid and complex N-glycans. The protein, encoded by a single exon, shows typical features of a type II transmembrane protein. The protein is believed to be essential for normal embryogenesis. Several variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MGAT1 Gene
MGAT1 (Mannosyl (Alpha-1,3-)-Glycoprotein Beta-1,2-N-Acetylglucosaminyltransferase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MGAT1 include plague and brain disease. Among its related pathways are Biosynthesis of the N-glycan precursor (dolichol lipid-linked oligosaccharide, LLO) and transfer to a nascent protein and Biosynthesis of the N-glycan precursor (dolichol lipid-linked oligosaccharide, LLO) and transfer to a nascent protein. GO annotations related to this gene include acetylglucosaminyltransferase activity and alpha-1,3-mannosylglycoprotein 2-beta-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is POMGNT1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MGAT1 Gene
Initiates complex N-linked carbohydrate formation. Essential for the conversion of high-mannose to hybrid and complex N-glycans