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ST6GAL2  -  ST6 beta-galactosamide alpha-2,6...

Homo sapiens

Synonyms: Alpha 2,6-ST 2, Beta-galactoside alpha-2,6-sialyltransferase 2, CMP-N-acetylneuraminate-beta-galactosamide-alpha-2,6-sialyltransferase 2, KIAA1877, SIAT2, ...


Sialyltransferases, such as ST6GAL2 (EC, are type II transmembrane proteins that catalyze the transfer of sialic acid from CMP-sialic acid to an acceptor carbohydrate, usually to the terminal ends of carbohydrate chains.[supplied by OMIM]


High impact information on ST6GAL2


  1. Autosomal dominant acute necrotizing encephalopathy maps to 2q12.1-2q13. Neilson, D.E., Feiler, H.S., Wilhelmsen, K.C., Lynn, A., Eiben, R.M., Kerr, D.S., Warman, M.L. Ann. Neurol. (2004) [Pubmed]
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