Aliases for ST3GAL2 Gene
External Ids for ST3GAL2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for ST3GAL2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ST3GAL2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a type II membrane protein that catalyzes the transfer of sialic acid from CMP-sialic acid to galactose-containing substrates. The encoded protein is normally found in the Golgi but can be proteolytically processed to a soluble form. This protein, which is a member of glycosyltransferase family 29, can use the same acceptor substrates as does sialyltransferase 4A. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ST3GAL2 Gene
ST3GAL2 (ST3 Beta-Galactoside Alpha-2,3-Sialyltransferase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ST3GAL2 include Kidney Fibrosarcoma. Among its related pathways are Transport to the Golgi and subsequent modification and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include sialyltransferase activity and beta-galactoside (CMP) alpha-2,3-sialyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ST3GAL1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ST3GAL2 Gene
It may be responsible for the synthesis of the sequence NeuAc-alpha-2,3-Gal-beta-1,3-GalNAc- found in terminal carbohydrate groups of certain glycoproteins, oligosaccharides and glycolipids. SIAT4A and SIAT4B sialylate the same acceptor substrates but exhibit different Km values.