FunctionHas both beta-1,3-glucuronic acid and beta-1,4-N-acetylgalactosamine transferase activity. Transfers glucuronic acid (GlcUA) from UDP-GlcUA and N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc) from UDP-GalNAc to the non-reducing end of the elongating chondroitin polymer.
Tissue specificityUbiquitous, with the highest levels in placenta. Detected at low levels in brain, heart, skeletal muscle, colon, thymus, spleen, kidney, liver, adrenal gland, mammary gland, stomach, small intestine, lung and peripheral blood leukocytes.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the chondroitin N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase family.