Aliases for ST6GAL1 Gene
External Ids for ST6GAL1 Gene
Previous Symbols for ST6GAL1 Gene
This gene encodes a member of glycosyltransferase family 29. The encoded protein is a type II membrane protein that catalyzes the transfer of sialic acid from CMP-sialic acid to galactose-containing substrates. The protein, which is normally found in the Golgi but can be proteolytically processed to a soluble form, is involved in the generation of the cell-surface carbohydrate determinants and differentiation antigens HB-6, CD75, and CD76. This gene has been incorrectly referred to as CD75. Three transcript variants encoding two different isoforms have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2009]
GeneCards Summary for ST6GAL1 Gene
ST6GAL1 (ST6 Beta-Galactosamide Alpha-2,6-Sialyltranferase 1) is a Protein Coding gene. 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 sialyltransferase activity and beta-galactoside alpha-2,6-sialyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ST6GAL2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ST6GAL1 Gene
Transfers sialic acid from CMP-sialic acid to galactose-containing acceptor substrates.