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galnt1

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Official Full Name
polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 1
Background
This gene encodes a member of the UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-galactosamine:polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase (GalNAc-T) family of enzymes. GalNAc-Ts initiate mucin-type O-linked glycosylation in the Golgi apparatus by catalyzing the transfer of GalNAc to serine and threonine residues on target proteins. They are characterized by an N-terminal transmembrane domain, a stem region, a lumenal catalytic domain containing a GT1 motif and Gal/GalNAc transferase motif, and a C-terminal ricin/lectin-like domain. GalNAc-Ts have different, but overlapping, substrate specificities and patterns of expression. Transcript variants derived from this gene that utilize alternative polyA signals have been described in the literature.
Synonyms
GALNT1; UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-galactosamine:polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 1 (GalNAc-T1); polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 1; GalNAc T1; protein UDP acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 1; GalNAc transferase 1; GalNAc-T1; GALNT 1; GALT1_HUMAN; Polypeptide GalNAc transferase 1; Polypeptide N acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 1; Polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 1 soluble form; pp GaNTase 1; pp-GaNTase 1; Protein-UDP acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 1; UDP GalNAc:polypeptide N acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 1; UDP N acetyl alpha D galactosamine:polypeptide N acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 1 (GalNAc T1); UDP N acetyl alpha D galactosamine:polypeptide N acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 1; UDP-GalNAc:polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 1