Aliases for ST8SIA3 Gene
External Ids for ST8SIA3 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for ST8SIA3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ST8SIA3 Gene
ST8SIA3 belongs to a family of sialyltransferases that form sialyl-alpha-2,8-sialyl-R linkages at the nonreducing termini of glycoconjugates (Lee et al., 1998 [PubMed 9826427]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ST8SIA3 Gene
ST8SIA3 (ST8 Alpha-N-Acetyl-Neuraminide Alpha-2,8-Sialyltransferase 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of proteins and Transport to the Golgi and subsequent modification. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include sialyltransferase activity and alpha-N-acetylneuraminate alpha-2,8-sialyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ST8SIA2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ST8SIA3 Gene
Catalyzes the transfer of sialic acid from a CMP-linked sialic acid donor onto the terminal sialic acid of an acceptor through alpha-2,8-linkages. Is active with alpha-2,3-linked, alpha-2,6-linked and alpha-2,8-linked sialic acid of N-linked oligosaccharides of glycoproteins and glycolipids. Displays preference for substrates with alpha-2,3-linked terminal sialic acid. It can form polysialic acid in vitro directly on alpha-2,3-, alpha-2,6-, or alpha-2,8-linked sialic acid.