Cloning of a mouse beta 1,3 N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase GlcNAc(beta 1,3)Gal(beta 1,4)Glc-ceramide synthase gene encoding the key regulator of lacto-series glycolipid biosynthesis.

@article{Henion2001CloningOA,
  title={Cloning of a mouse beta 1,3 N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase GlcNAc(beta 1,3)Gal(beta 1,4)Glc-ceramide synthase gene encoding the key regulator of lacto-series glycolipid biosynthesis.},
  author={Timothy R. Henion and Dapeng Zhou and David P Wolfer and Firoze B. Jungalwala and Thierry Hennet},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2001},
  volume={276 32},
  pages={30261-9}
}
The distinction between the different classes of glycolipids is conditioned by the action of specific core transferases. The entry point for lacto-series glycolipids is catalyzed by the beta1,3 N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase GlcNAc(beta1,3)Gal(beta1,4)Glc-ceramide (Lc3) synthase enzyme. The Lc3 synthase activity has been shown to be regulated during development, especially during brain morphogenesis. Here, we report the molecular cloning of a mouse gene encoding an Lc3 synthase enzyme. The… CONTINUE READING