Aliases for ST8SIA3 Gene
External Ids for ST8SIA3 Gene
Previous Symbols for ST8SIA3 Gene
ST8SIA3 belongs to a family of sialyltransferases that form sialyl-alpha-2,8-sialyl-R linkages at the nonreducing termini of glycoconjugates (Lee et al., 1998 [PubMed 9826427]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ST8SIA3 Gene
ST8SIA3 (ST8 Alpha-N-Acetyl-Neuraminide Alpha-2,8-Sialyltransferase 3) 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 sialic acid binding and alpha-N-acetylneuraminate alpha-2,8-sialyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ST8SIA1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ST8SIA3 Gene
May transfer sialic acid through alpha-2,8-linkages to alpha-2,3-linked and alpha-2,8-linked sialic acid of N-linked oligosaccharides of glycoproteins and glycolipids. It can form polysialic acid in vitro directly on alpha-2,3-, alpha-2,6-, or alpha-2,8-linked sialic acid.