The protein encoded by this gene is a beta-1,3-glucosyltransferase that transfers glucose to O-linked fucosylglycans on thrombospondin type-1 repeats (TSRs) of several proteins. The encoded protein is a type II membrane protein. Defects in this gene are a cause of Peters-plus syndrome (PPS).[provided by RefSeq, Mar 2009] (from
Lai et al., United States. In Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 08 Feb 2016
In this study, we compared the growth and the expression levels of the key components of the PI3K/Akt growth signaling pathway in primary fibroblasts derived from normal and galactose-1 phosphate uridylyltransferase (GalT)-deficient mice, the latter exhibited a subfertility phenotype in adult females and growth restriction in both sexes.
Vagefi et al., Boston, United States. In Xenotransplantation, Sep 2015
METHODS: Nine fetuses from an alpha-1,3-galactosyltransferase gene knockout (GalT-KO) MGH-miniature swine sow underwent transuterine ultrasound-guided intraportal injection of T-cell depleted baboon bone marrow (B-BM) at mid-gestation.
These results demonstrate that the galK gene is translationally coupled to the gene immediately preceding galK in the gal operon (that is, galT), and that the coupling effect depends primarily on the position at which upstream translation terminates relative to the galK start site.