Not yet tested in other applications.
Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
FunctionProbable chaperone required for the generation of 1 O-glycan Gal-beta1-3GalNAc-alpha1-Ser/Thr (T antigen), which is a precursor for many extended O-glycans in glycoproteins. Probably acts as a specific molecular chaperone assisting the folding/stability of core 1 beta-3-galactosyltransferase (C1GALT1).
Tissue specificityUbiquitously expressed. Abundantly expressed in salivary gland, stomach, small intestine, kidney, and testis and at intermediate levels in whole brain, cerebellum, spinal cord, thymus, spleen, trachea, lung, pancreas, ovary, and uterus.
Involvement in diseaseDefects in C1GALT1C1 are the cause of Tn syndrome (TNSYN) [MIM:300622]. Tn syndrome is a rare autoimmune disease caused by somatic mutation in the C1GALT1C1 gene in which subpopulations of blood cells of all lineages carry an incompletely glycosylated membrane glycoprotein, i.e. the Tn antigen. Since leukocytes and platelets are affected as well as red cells, anemia, leukopenia and thrombocytopenia are features. Tn-polyagglutinability is sometimes associated with leukemia or is a preleukemic state.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the glycosyltransferase 31 family. Beta3-Gal-T subfamily.