Aliases for MGAT5 Gene
External Ids for MGAT5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MGAT5 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the glycosyltransferase family. It catalyzes the addition of beta-1,6-N-acetylglucosamine to the alpha-linked mannose of biantennary N-linked oligosaccharides present on the newly synthesized glycoproteins. It is one of the most important enzymes involved in the regulation of the biosynthesis of glycoprotein oligosaccharides. Alterations of the oligosaccharides on cell surface glycoproteins cause significant changes in the adhesive or migratory behavior of a cell. Increase in the activity of this enzyme has been correlated with the progression of invasive malignancies. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2011]
GeneCards Summary for MGAT5 Gene
MGAT5 (Mannosyl (Alpha-1,6-)-Glycoprotein Beta-1,6-N-Acetyl-Glucosaminyltransferase) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are N-glycan antennae elongation in the medial/trans-Golgi and N-Glycan biosynthesis. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include acetylglucosaminyltransferase activity and alpha-1,6-mannosylglycoprotein 6-beta-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is MGAT5B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MGAT5 Gene
Catalyzes the addition of N-acetylglucosamine in beta 1-6 linkage to the alpha-linked mannose of biantennary N-linked oligosaccharides. It is one of the most important enzymes involved in the regulation of the biosynthesis of glycoprotein oligosaccharides.