Aliases for CHST7 Gene
External Ids for CHST7 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CHST7 Gene
This gene is a member of the Gal/GalNAc/GlcNAc (galactose/N-acetylgalactosamine/N-acetylglucosamine) 6-O-sulfotransferase (GST) family. Members of this family encode enzymes that catalyze the specific addition of sulfate groups to distinct hydroxyl and amino groups of carbohydrates. The encoded protein catalyzes the sulfation of 6-hydroxyl group of GalNAc in chondroitin. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2013]
GeneCards Summary for CHST7 Gene
CHST7 (Carbohydrate Sulfotransferase 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Glycosaminoglycan metabolism and Articular Cartilage Extracellular Matrix Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include sulfotransferase activity and chondroitin 6-sulfotransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CHST2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CHST7 Gene
Sulfotransferase that utilizes 3-phospho-5-adenylyl sulfate (PAPS) as sulfonate donor to catalyze the transfer of sulfate to position 6 of non-reducing N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) residues. Preferentially acts on mannose-linked GlcNAc. Also able to catalyze the transfer of sulfate to position 6 of the N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc) residue of chondroitin. Also acts on core 2 mucin-type oligosaccharide and N-acetyllactosamine oligomer with a lower efficiency. Has weak or no activity toward keratan sulfate and oligosaccharides containing the Galbeta1-4GlcNAc. Catalyzes 6-O-sulfation of beta-benzyl GlcNAc but not alpha- or beta-benzyl GalNAc.