ST3 Beta-Galactoside Alpha-2,3-Sialyltransferase 2 (ST3GAL2)

  • Shuichi Tsuji
  • Shou Takashima
Reference work entry


ST3Gal-II is a β-galactoside α2,3-sialyltransferase, which transfers sialic acid from CMP-sialic acid (CMP-Sia) to the terminal Gal residues found in glycoconjugates through an α2,3-linkage. Six different cDNAs encoding ST3Gal enzyme have been identified in various higher vertebrates, which correspond to six ST3Gal gene subfamilies (Harduin-Lepers et al. 2005; Takashima 2008; Hashimoto et al. 2009). From amino acid sequence similarities, substrate specificities, and gene structures, these members can be classified into two subfamilies. One subfamily consists of two members, ST3Gal-I (E.C. and ST3Gal-II (E.C. The recombinant enzymes in this subfamily use exclusively the type III oligosaccharide structure Galβl-3GalNAc-R as an acceptor substrate. The other subfamily consists of ST3Gal-III, ST3Gal-IV, ST3Gal-V, and ST3Gal-VI. The members use the oligosaccharide isomers Galβ1-3/4Glc(NAc)-R as acceptor substrates.


Sialic Acid Acceptor Substrate Renal Cell Carcinoma Cell Line ACHN Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma Tissue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of GlycoscienceTokai UniversityHiratsukaJapan
  2. 2.Laboratory of GlycobiologyThe Noguchi InstituteItabashiJapan

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