B4GALT4

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B4GALT4
Identifiers
Aliases B4GALT4, B4Gal-T4, beta4Gal-T4, beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase 4
External IDs MGI: 1928387 HomoloGene: 37848 GeneCards: B4GALT4
RNA expression pattern
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Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_003778
NM_212543

NM_001285793
NM_019804

RefSeq (protein)

NP_003769
NP_997708

NP_001272722.1
NP_062778.2
NP_001272722
NP_062778

Location (UCSC) Chr 3: 119.21 – 119.24 Mb Chr 16: 38.74 – 38.77 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]
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Beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase 4 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the B4GALT4 gene.[3][4]

This gene is one of seven beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase (beta4GalT) genes. They encode type II membrane-bound glycoproteins that appear to have exclusive specificity for the donor substrate UDP-galactose; all transfer galactose in a beta1,4 linkage to similar acceptor sugars: GlcNAc, Glc, and Xyl. Each beta4GalT has a distinct function in the biosynthesis of different glycoconjugates and saccharide structures. As type II membrane proteins, they have an N-terminal hydrophobic signal sequence that directs the protein to the Golgi apparatus and which then remains uncleaved to function as a transmembrane anchor. By sequence similarity, the beta4GalTs form four groups: beta4GalT1 and beta4GalT2, beta4GalT3 and beta4GalT4, beta4GalT5 and beta4GalT6, and beta4GalT7. The enzyme encoded by this gene appears to mainly play a role in glycolipid biosynthesis. Two alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  2. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ Lo NW, Shaper JH, Pevsner J, Shaper NL (Aug 1998). "The expanding beta 4-galactosyltransferase gene family: messages from the databanks". Glycobiology. 8 (5): 517–26. doi:10.1093/glycob/8.5.517. PMID 9597550. 
  4. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: B4GALT4 UDP-Gal:betaGlcNAc beta 1,4- galactosyltransferase, polypeptide 4". 

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