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UDP-GlcNAc: BetaGal Beta-1,3-N-Acetylglucosaminyltransferase 5 (B3GNT5, Lc3Cer Synthase)

  • Akira Togayachi
  • Hisashi Narimatsu
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Abstract

β1,3-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferases (β3GnTs) synthesize a unique carbohydrate structure known as polylactosamine (poly-N-acetyllactosamine). Polylactosamines are carried on N- and O-glycans and glycolipids. The polylactosamine unit is considered an integral component that serves as a fundamental structure and backbone for carbohydrates.

Keywords

Acceptor Substrate Namalwa Cell Glycosyltransferase Activity Putative Catalytic Domain B3GNT5 Gene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center for Medical Glycoscience, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)TsukubaJapan

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