This gene encodes a member of the beta-1,3-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase family. This enzyme is a type II membrane protein. It exhibits strong activity to transfer GlcNAc to glycolipid substrates and is identified as the most likely candidate for lactotriaosylceramide synthase. This enzyme is essential for the expression of Lewis X epitopes on glycolipids.
B3GNT5; UDP-GlcNAc:betaGal beta-1,3-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase 5; B3GN T5; beta3Gn T5; B3GN-T5; Beta 1,3 N acetyglucosaminyltransferase Lc3 synthase; Beta 1,3 N acetylglucosaminyltransferase 5; Beta 1,3-N acetylglucosaminyltransferase bGnT5; Beta-1,3-Gn-T5; Beta3Gn-T5; beta3GnT5; BGnT-5; EC 2.4.1.-; Lactotriaosylceramide synthase; Lc(3)Cer synthase; Lc3 synthase; UDP GlcNAc:betaGal beta 1,3 N acetylglucosaminyltransferase 5; OTTHUMP00000212932; beta-1,3-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase 5; beta-1,3-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase bGnT-5; beta 1,3 N-acetyglucosaminyltransferase Lc3 synthase