Aliases for ST8SIA5 Gene
External Ids for ST8SIA5 Gene
Previous Symbols for ST8SIA5 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a type II membrane protein that may be present in the Golgi apparatus. The encoded protein, which is a member of glycosyltransferase family 29, may be involved in the synthesis of gangliosides GD1c, GT1a, GQ1b, and GT3 from GD1a, GT1b, GM1b, and GD3, respectively. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ST8SIA5 Gene
ST8SIA5 (ST8 Alpha-N-Acetyl-Neuraminide Alpha-2,8-Sialyltransferase 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Glycosphingolipid biosynthesis - ganglio series. GO annotations related to this gene include sialyltransferase activity and alpha-N-acetylneuraminate alpha-2,8-sialyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ST8SIA1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ST8SIA5 Gene
May be involved in the synthesis of gangliosides GD1c, GT1a, GQ1b and GT3 from GD1a, GT1b, GM1b and GD3 respectively.