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EC 2.4.1.88     
Accepted name: globoside α-N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase
Reaction: UDP-N-acetyl-α-D-galactosamine + N-acetyl-β-D-galactosaminyl-(1→3)-α-D-galactosyl-(1→4)-β-D-galactosyl-(1→4)-β-D-glucosyl-(1↔1)-ceramide = UDP + N-acetyl-α-D-galactosaminyl-(1→3)-N-acetyl-β-D-galactosaminyl-(1→3)-α-D-galactosyl-(1→4)-β-D-galactosyl-(1→4)-β-D-glucosyl-(1↔1)-ceramide
For diagram of globotetraosylceramide biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): uridine diphosphoacetylgalactosamine-globoside α-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase; Forssman synthase; globoside acetylgalactosaminyltransferase; UDP-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine:N-acetyl-D-galactosaminyl-1,3-D-galactosyl-1,4-D-galactosyl-1,4-D-glucosylceramide α-N-acetyl-D-galactosaminyltransferase; UDP-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine:N-acetyl-D-galactosaminyl-(1→3)-D-galactosyl-(1→4)-D-galactosyl-(1→4)-D-glucosyl-(1↔1)-ceramide α-N-acetyl-D-galactosaminyltransferase
Systematic name: UDP-N-acetyl-α-D-galactosamine:N-acetyl-β-D-galactosaminyl-(1→3)-α-D-galactosyl-(1→4)-β-D-galactosyl-(1→4)-β-D-glucosyl-(1↔1)-ceramide α-N-acetyl-D-galactosaminyltransferase
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 52037-97-5
References:
1.  Kijimoto, S., Ishibashi, T. and Makita, A. Biosynthesis of Forssman hapten from globoside by α-N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase of guinea pig tissues. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 56 (1974) 177–184. [PMID: 4823436]
[EC 2.4.1.88 created 1976]
 
 


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