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galnt3

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Official Full Name
polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 3
Background
This gene encodes UDP-GalNAc transferase 3, 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 is regulated by a repertoire of GalNAc-transferases.The protein encoded by this gene is highly homologous to other family members, however the enzymes have different substrate specificities.
Synonyms
GALNT3; UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-galactosamine:polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 3 (GalNAc-T3); polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 3; GalNAc T3; HFTC; HHS; DKFZp686C10199; EC 2.4.1.41; GalNAc transferase 3; GalNAc-T3; GalNAcT3; GALT3_HUMAN; MGC61909; OTTHUMP00000204915; OTTHUMP00000204919; Polypeptide GalNAc transferase 3; Polypeptide N acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 3; pp-GaNTase 3; ppGaNTase 3; Protein UDP acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 3; Protein-UDP acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 3; RP23-306G16.2; UDP GalNAc:polypeptide N acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 3; UDP-GalNAc:polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 3; UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-galactosamine:polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 3; polypeptide GalNAc-transferase T3; HHS, HFTC, GalNAc-T3