Aliases for B3GAT1 Gene
External Ids for B3GAT1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for B3GAT1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for B3GAT1 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the glucuronyltransferase gene family. These enzymes exhibit strict acceptor specificity, recognizing nonreducing terminal sugars and their anomeric linkages. This gene product functions as the key enzyme in a glucuronyl transfer reaction during the biosynthesis of the carbohydrate epitope HNK-1 (human natural killer-1, also known as CD57 and LEU7). Alternate transcriptional splice variants have been characterized. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for B3GAT1 Gene
B3GAT1 (Beta-1,3-Glucuronyltransferase 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with B3GAT1 include Renal Adenoma and Natural Killer Cell Leukemia. Among its related pathways are Chondroitin sulfate/dermatan sulfate metabolism and Glycosaminoglycan metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include UDP-galactose:beta-N-acetylglucosamine beta-1,3-galactosyltransferase activity and galactosylgalactosylxylosylprotein 3-beta-glucuronosyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is B3GAT2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for B3GAT1 Gene
Involved in the biosynthesis of L2/HNK-1 carbohydrate epitope on glycoproteins. Can also play a role in glycosaminoglycan biosynthesis. Substrates include asialo-orosomucoid (ASOR), asialo-fetuin, and asialo-neural cell adhesion molecule. Requires sphingomyelin for activity: stearoyl-sphingomyelin was the most effective, followed by palmitoyl-sphingomyelin and lignoceroyl-sphingomyelin. Activity was demonstrated only for sphingomyelin with a saturated fatty acid and not for that with an unsaturated fatty acid, regardless of the length of the acyl group.