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Information on EC 2.4.1.179 - lactosylceramide beta-1,3-galactosyltransferase

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     2 Transferases
         2.4 Glycosyltransferases
             2.4.1 Hexosyltransferases
                2.4.1.179 lactosylceramide beta-1,3-galactosyltransferase
IUBMB Comments
R may be an oligosaccharide or a glycolipid; lactose can also act as acceptor, but more slowly. Involved in the elongation of oligosaccharide chains, especially in glycolipids.
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Synonyms
galactosyltransferase, uridine diphosphogalactose-lactosylceramide beta1-3-, GalT2, UDP-Gal:GA2/GM2/GD2 beta-1,3-galactosyltransferase, UDP-galactose:lactose beta1,3-galactosyltransferase, uridine diphosphogalactose-lactosylceramide beta1-3-galactosyltransferase, more
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LITERATURE
UDP-alpha-D-galactose + beta-D-galactosyl-(1->4)-beta-D-glucosyl-R = UDP + beta-D-galactosyl-(1->3)-beta-D-galactosyl-(1->4)-beta-D-glucosyl-R
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lactose can also act as acceptor, but more slowly. Involved in the elongation of oligosaccharide chains, especially in glycolipids.; R may be an oligosaccharide or a glycolipid
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