B4GALTs transfer Gal to a branch of keratan

Stable Identifier
R-HSA-2046298
Type
Reaction
Species
Homo sapiens
Compartment
Synonyms
B4GALTs can add galactose to a branch of an N-glycan to extend a keratan chain
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Summation

The family of beta 4-galactosyltransferases (B4GALTs) is composed by at least six known members with different Km and acceptor specificities (Guo et al. 2001) that probably originated by gene duplication (Lo et al. 1998). They mediate the transfer of galactose to N-glycan structures, in this case, to elongate an antenna with a keratan chain. B4GALT1 is associated with Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation of type IId (MIM:607091) (Hansske et al. 2002), and is expressed as two splicing isoforms of which only one is localized in the Golgi system (Lopez et al. 1991, Schaub et al. 2006).

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Catalyst Activity
Title
beta-N-acetylglucosaminylglycopeptide beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase activity of B4GALT1-6 homodimers [Golgi membrane]
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