Aliases for ST3GAL6 Gene
External Ids for ST3GAL6 Gene
Previous Symbols for ST3GAL6 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the sialyltransferase family. Members of this family are enzymes that transfer sialic acid from the activated cytidine 5'-monophospho-N-acetylneuraminic acid to terminal positions on sialylated glycolipids (gangliosides) or to the N- or O-linked sugar chains of glycoproteins. This protein has high specificity for neolactotetraosylceramide and neolactohexaosylceramide as glycolipid substrates and may contribute to the formation of selectin ligands and sialyl Lewis X, a carbohydrate important for cell-to-cell recognition and a blood group antigen. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants that encode different protein isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2012]
GeneCards Summary for ST3GAL6 Gene
ST3GAL6 (ST3 Beta-Galactoside Alpha-2,3-Sialyltransferase 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ST3GAL6 include inflammatory breast carcinoma and sialuria. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Disease. GO annotations related to this gene include beta-galactoside alpha-2,3-sialyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ST3GAL4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ST3GAL6 Gene
Involved in the synthesis of sialyl-paragloboside, a precursor of sialyl-Lewis X determinant. Has a alpha-2,3-sialyltransferase activity toward Gal-beta1,4-GlcNAc structure on glycoproteins and glycolipids. Has a restricted substrate specificity, it utilizes Gal-beta1,4-GlcNAc on glycoproteins, and neolactotetraosylceramide and neolactohexaosylceramide, but not lactotetraosylceramide, lactosylceramide or asialo-GM1