Aliases for GAL3ST2 Gene
External Ids for GAL3ST2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GAL3ST2 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the galactose-3-O-sulfotransferase protein family. The product of this gene catalyzes sulfonation by transferring a sulfate group to the hydroxyl at C-3 of nonreducing beta-galactosyl residues, and it can act on both type 1 and type 2 (Galbeta 1-3/1-4GlcNAc-R) oligosaccharides with similar efficiencies, and on core 1 glycans. This enzyme has been implicated in tumor metastasis processes. This gene is different from the GAL3ST3 gene located on chromosome 11, which has also been referred to as GAL3ST2 and encodes a related enzyme with distinct tissue distribution and substrate specificities, compared to galactose-3-O-sulfotransferase 2. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for GAL3ST2 Gene
GAL3ST2 (Galactose-3-O-Sulfotransferase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Cytochrome P450 - arranged by substrate type. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include sulfotransferase activity and galactosylceramide sulfotransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is GAL3ST4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for GAL3ST2 Gene
Transfers a sulfate group to the hydroxyl group at C3 of non-reducing beta-galactosyl residues. Acts both on type 1 (Gal-beta-1,3-GlcNAc) and type 2 (Gal-beta-1,4-GlcNAc) chains with similar efficiency.