• Shinobu Kitazume-Kawaguchi
  • Shuichi Tsuji


ST3Gal-III is a CMP-N-acetylneuraminate: β-galactoside α2-3-sialyltransferase (Galβ1-3(4)GlcNAc α2-3-sialyltransferase). Like other sialyltransferases, ST3Gal-III exhibits type II membrane protein topology and has characteristic motifs for sialyltransferases which are called sialylmotifs L, S, and VS. ST3Gal-III also has a Kurosawa motif as seen in the ST3Gal family and two members of the ST6GalNAc family (Tsuji 1999).


Sialic Acid Acceptor Substrate Competitive Polymerase Chain Reaction Membrane Protein Topology Sialyltransferase Gene 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinobu Kitazume-Kawaguchi
    • 1
  • Shuichi Tsuji
    • 2
  1. 1.Frontier Research ProgramRIKEN InstituteSaitamaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceOchanomizu University, Otsuka, Bunkyo-kuTokyoJapan

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