Aliases for FKTN Gene
External Ids for FKTN Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for FKTN Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FKTN Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a putative transmembrane protein that is localized to the cis-Golgi compartment, where it may be involved in the glycosylation of alpha-dystroglycan in skeletal muscle. The encoded protein is thought to be a glycosyltransferase and could play a role in brain development. Defects in this gene are a cause of Fukuyama-type congenital muscular dystrophy (FCMD), Walker-Warburg syndrome (WWS), limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2M (LGMD2M), and dilated cardiomyopathy type 1X (CMD1X). Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2010]
GeneCards Summary for FKTN Gene
FKTN (Fukutin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FKTN include Muscular Dystrophy-Dystroglycanopathy , Type A, 4 and Muscular Dystrophy-Dystroglycanopathy , Type C, 4. Among its related pathways are Mannose type O-glycan biosynthesis and Metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transferase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for FKTN Gene
Catalyzes the transfer of CDP-ribitol to the distal N-acetylgalactosamine of the phosphorylated O-mannosyl trisaccharide (N-acetylgalactosamine-beta-3-N-acetylglucosamine-beta-4-(phosphate-6-)mannose), a carbohydrate structure present in alpha-dystroglycan (DAG1) (PubMed:17034757, PubMed:25279699, PubMed:26923585, PubMed:29477842). This constitutes the first step in the formation of the ribitol 5-phosphate tandem repeat which links the phosphorylated O-mannosyl trisaccharide to the ligand binding moiety composed of repeats of 3-xylosyl-alpha-1,3-glucuronic acid-beta-1 (PubMed:17034757, PubMed:25279699, PubMed:26923585, PubMed:29477842). Required for normal location of POMGNT1 in Golgi membranes, and for normal POMGNT1 activity (PubMed:17034757). May interact with and reinforce a large complex encompassing the outside and inside of muscle membranes (PubMed:25279699). Could be involved in brain development (Probable).