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galnt2

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Official Full Name
polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 2
Background
This gene encodes polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 2, a member of the GalNAc-transferases family. This family transfers an N-acetyl galactosamine to the hydroxyl group of a serine or threonine residue in the first step of O-linked oligosaccharide biosynthesis. Individual GalNAc-transferases have distinct activities and initiation of O-glycosylation in a cell is regulated by a repertoire of GalNAc-transferases.
Synonyms
GALNT2; UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-galactosamine:polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 2 (GalNAc-T2); polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 2; GalNAc T2; GalNAc-T2; GALT2_HUMAN; GaNTase 2; Polypeptide GalNAc transferase 2; Polypeptide N acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 2 soluble form; Polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 2 soluble form; pp GaNTase 2; pp-GaNTase 2; Protein UDP acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 2; Protein-UDP acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 2; UDP GalNAc transferase 2; UDP N acetyl alpha D galactosamine:polypeptide N acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 2; UDP-GalNAc:polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 2; UDP-GalNAc transferase 2; UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-galactosamine:polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 2; im:7140357; si:dkey-162b3.1