protein O-linked mannose N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase 2 (beta 1,4-)
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a protein with glycosyltransferase activity although its function is not currently known. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2012]
O-linked mannose beta-1,4-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase that transfers UDP-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine to the 4-position of the mannose to generate N-acetyl-D-glucosamine-beta-1,4-O-D-mannosylprotein. Involved in the biosynthesis of the phosphorylated O-mannosyl trisaccharide (N-acetylgalactosamine-beta-3-N-acetylglucosamine-beta-4-(phosphate-6-)mannose), a carbohydrate structure present in alpha-dystroglycan (DAG1), which is required for binding laminin G-like domain-containing extracellular proteins with high affinity.
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From NCBI Gene:
- MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY-DYSTROGLYCANOPATHY (LIMB-GIRDLE), TYPE C, 8
- Muscular dystrophy-dystroglycanopathy (congenital with brain and eye anomalies), type a, 8
Muscular dystrophy-dystroglycanopathy congenital with brain and eye anomalies A8 (MDDGA8): An autosomal recessive disorder characterized by congenital muscular dystrophy associated with cobblestone lissencephaly and other brain anomalies, eye malformations, profound mental retardation, and death usually in the first years of life. Included diseases are the more severe Walker-Warburg syndrome and the slightly less severe muscle-eye-brain disease. [MIM:614830]