Aliases for MFNG Gene
External Ids for MFNG Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MFNG Gene
This gene is a member of the glycosyltransferase 31 gene family. Members of this gene family, which also includes the LFNG (GeneID: 3955) and RFNG (GeneID: 5986) genes, encode evolutionarily conserved glycosyltransferases that act in the Notch signaling pathway to define boundaries during embryonic development. While their genomic structure is distinct from other glycosyltransferases, these proteins have a fucose-specific beta-1,3-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase activity that leads to elongation of O-linked fucose residues on Notch, which alters Notch signaling. The protein encoded by this gene may control Notch signaling in claudin-low breast cancer. [provided by RefSeq, May 2018]
GeneCards Summary for MFNG Gene
MFNG (MFNG O-Fucosylpeptide 3-Beta-N-Acetylglucosaminyltransferase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MFNG include Spondylocostal Dysostosis 3, Autosomal Recessive and Dowling-Degos Disease. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Notch Signaling Pathway (WikiPathways). Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transferase activity, transferring glycosyl groups and O-fucosylpeptide 3-beta-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is LFNG.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MFNG Gene
Glycosyltransferase that initiates the elongation of O-linked fucose residues attached to EGF-like repeats in the extracellular domain of Notch molecules (PubMed:10935626). Modulates NOTCH1 activity by modifying O-fucose residues at specific EGF-like domains resulting in inhibition of NOTCH1 activation by JAG1 and enhancement of NOTCH1 activation by DLL1 via an increase in its binding to DLL1 (By similarity).