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Galactose-3-O-sulfotransferase 1
Symbols GAL3ST1 ; CST
External IDs OMIM602300 MGI1858277 HomoloGene3574 GeneCards: GAL3ST1 Gene
EC number
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 9514 53897
Ensembl ENSG00000128242 ENSMUSG00000049721
UniProt Q99999 Q9JHE4
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_004861 NM_001177691
RefSeq (protein) NP_004852 NP_001171162
Location (UCSC) Chr 22:
30.95 – 30.97 Mb
Chr 11:
3.98 – 4 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Galactosylceramide sulfotransferase is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the GAL3ST1 gene.[1][2][3]

Sulfonation, an important step in the metabolism of many drugs, xenobiotics, hormones, and neurotransmitters, is catalyzed by sulfotransferases. The product of this gene is galactosylceramide sulfotransferase which catalyzes the conversion between 3'-phosphoadenylylsulfate + a galactosylceramide to adenosine 3',5'-bisphosphate + galactosylceramide sulfate. Activity of this sulfotransferase is enhanced in renal cell carcinoma.[3]


  1. ^ "Toward a complete human genome sequence". Genome Res 8 (11): 1097–108. Jan 1999. doi:10.1101/gr.8.11.1097. PMID 9847074. 
  2. ^ Honke K, Tsuda M, Hirahara Y, Ishii A, Makita A, Wada Y (Apr 1997). "Molecular cloning and expression of cDNA encoding human 3'-phosphoadenylylsulfate:galactosylceramide 3'-sulfotransferase". J Biol Chem 272 (8): 4864–8. doi:10.1074/jbc.272.8.4864. PMID 9030544. 
  3. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: GAL3ST1 galactose-3-O-sulfotransferase 1". 

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