Aliases for MFNG Gene
External Ids for MFNG Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MFNG Gene
This gene is a member of the fringe gene family which also includes radical and lunatic fringe genes. They all encode evolutionarily conserved secreted proteins that act in the Notch receptor pathway to demarcate boundaries during embryonic development. While their genomic structure is distinct from other glycosyltransferases, fringe 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. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2009]
GeneCards Summary for MFNG Gene
MFNG (MFNG O-Fucosylpeptide 3-Beta-N-Acetylglucosaminyltransferase) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Development NOTCH1-mediated pathway for NF-KB activity modulation and PI3K-Akt signaling pathway. 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 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).