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A4GALT

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EC number  2.4.1.228
Human  Mouse
Species  Human
Entrez  53947
A4GALT
Aliases  A4GALT, A14GALT, A4GALT1, Gb3S, P(k), P1, P1PK, PK, alpha 1,4-galactosyltransferase
External IDs  MGI: 3512453 HomoloGene: 9690 GeneCards: A4GALT

Lactosylceramide 4-alpha-galactosyltransferase is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the A4GALT gene.

The protein encoded by this gene catalyzes the transfer of galactose to lactosylceramide to form globotriaosylceramide, which has been identified as the P(k) antigen of the P blood group system. The encoded protein, which is a type II membrane protein found in the Golgi, is also required for the synthesis of the bacterial verotoxins receptor.

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