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galnt6

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Official Full Name
polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 6
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. The encoded protein is capable of glycosylating fibronectin peptide in vitro and is expressed in a fibroblast cell line, indicating that it may be involved in the synthesis of oncofetal fibronectin.
Synonyms
GALNT6; UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-galactosamine:polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 6 (GalNAc-T6); polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 6; GALNAC T6; GalNAc transferase 6; GalNAcT6; GALNT 6; Polypeptide GalNAc transferase 6; Polypeptide N acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 6; pp GaNTase 6; Protein UDP acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 6; UDP GalNAc:polypeptide N acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 6; UDP N acetyl alpha D galactosamine:polypeptide N acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 6 (GalNAc T6); UDP N acetyl alpha D galactosamine:polypeptide N acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 6; pp-GaNTase 6; protein-UDP acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 6; UDP-GalNAc:polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 6; UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-galactosamine:; GALNAC-T6; UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-galactosamine: polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 6; GalNAcT6, GALNAC-T6; fc23d02; fc56f12; zgc:77836; wu:fc23d02; wu:fc56f12