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    UGT8 UDP glycosyltransferase 8 [ Homo sapiens (human) ]

    Gene ID: 7368, updated on 17-Jun-2024

    Summary

    Official Symbol
    UGT8provided by HGNC
    Official Full Name
    UDP glycosyltransferase 8provided by HGNC
    Primary source
    HGNC:HGNC:12555
    See related
    Ensembl:ENSG00000174607 MIM:601291; AllianceGenome:HGNC:12555
    Gene type
    protein coding
    RefSeq status
    REVIEWED
    Organism
    Homo sapiens
    Lineage
    Eukaryota; Metazoa; Chordata; Craniata; Vertebrata; Euteleostomi; Mammalia; Eutheria; Euarchontoglires; Primates; Haplorrhini; Catarrhini; Hominidae; Homo
    Also known as
    CGT; UGT4
    Summary
    The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the UDP-glycosyltransferase family. It catalyzes the transfer of galactose to ceramide, a key enzymatic step in the biosynthesis of galactocerebrosides, which are abundant sphingolipids of the myelin membrane of the central and peripheral nervous systems. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2011]
    Expression
    Biased expression in brain (RPKM 15.7), colon (RPKM 5.2) and 10 other tissues See more
    Orthologs
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    Genomic context

    See UGT8 in Genome Data Viewer
    Location:
    4q26
    Exon count:
    8
    Annotation release Status Assembly Chr Location
    RS_2023_10 current GRCh38.p14 (GCF_000001405.40) 4 NC_000004.12 (114598402..114678225)
    RS_2023_10 current T2T-CHM13v2.0 (GCF_009914755.1) 4 NC_060928.1 (117901444..117981528)
    105.20220307 previous assembly GRCh37.p13 (GCF_000001405.25) 4 NC_000004.11 (115519558..115599381)

    Chromosome 4 - NC_000004.12Genomic Context describing neighboring genes Neighboring gene uncharacterized LOC105377379 Neighboring gene OCT4-NANOG-H3K27ac hESC enhancer GRCh37_chr4:115415345-115415970 Neighboring gene OCT4-NANOG-H3K27ac hESC enhancer GRCh37_chr4:115416597-115417222 Neighboring gene OCT4-NANOG-H3K27ac hESC enhancer GRCh37_chr4:115417223-115417847 Neighboring gene ReSE screen-validated silencer GRCh37_chr4:115434688-115434933 Neighboring gene NANOG hESC enhancer GRCh37_chr4:115462958-115463459 Neighboring gene uncharacterized LOC105377380 Neighboring gene OCT4-NANOG-H3K27ac hESC enhancer GRCh37_chr4:115483127-115483970 Neighboring gene ATAC-STARR-seq lymphoblastoid active region 21840 Neighboring gene microRNA 577 Neighboring gene uncharacterized LOC124900763 Neighboring gene uncharacterized LOC105377382 Neighboring gene CIR1 pseudogene 2

    Genomic regions, transcripts, and products

    Expression

    • Project title: HPA RNA-seq normal tissues
    • Description: RNA-seq was performed of tissue samples from 95 human individuals representing 27 different tissues in order to determine tissue-specificity of all protein-coding genes
    • BioProject: PRJEB4337
    • Publication: PMID 24309898
    • Analysis date: Wed Apr 4 07:08:55 2018

    Bibliography

    GeneRIFs: Gene References Into Functions

    What's a GeneRIF?

    HIV-1 interactions

    Protein interactions

    Protein Gene Interaction Pubs
    Envelope surface glycoprotein gp120 env Galactosyl ceramide (GalCer) or sulfatide (sul) may serve as an alternate receptor for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in neural cell; the amino acids of HIV-1 gp120 responsible for GalCer/sul binding reside between amino acids 206 and 275 PubMed
    env Treatment of human colonic epithelial cells with recombinant gamma-interferon (rlFN gamma) induces a dose-dependent inhibition of Galactosyl ceramide (GalCer) expression on the cell surface; GalCer is a receptor for HIV-1 gp120 PubMed

    Go to the HIV-1, Human Interaction Database

    Pathways from PubChem

    Interactions

    Products Interactant Other Gene Complex Source Pubs Description

    General gene information

    Markers

    Gene Ontology Provided by GOA

    Function Evidence Code Pubs
    enables N-acylsphingosine galactosyltransferase IBA
    Inferred from Biological aspect of Ancestor
    more info
     
    enables N-acylsphingosine galactosyltransferase ISS
    Inferred from Sequence or Structural Similarity
    more info
     
    enables UDP-galactose:glucosylceramide beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase activity IEA
    Inferred from Electronic Annotation
    more info
     
    Process Evidence Code Pubs
    involved_in central nervous system development TAS
    Traceable Author Statement
    more info
    PubMed 
    involved_in cytoskeleton organization IEA
    Inferred from Electronic Annotation
    more info
     
    involved_in galactosylceramide biosynthetic process IBA
    Inferred from Biological aspect of Ancestor
    more info
     
    involved_in galactosylceramide biosynthetic process IEA
    Inferred from Electronic Annotation
    more info
     
    involved_in galactosylceramide biosynthetic process ISS
    Inferred from Sequence or Structural Similarity
    more info
     
    involved_in glycosphingolipid biosynthetic process TAS
    Traceable Author Statement
    more info
     
    involved_in neuron projection morphogenesis IEA
    Inferred from Electronic Annotation
    more info
     
    involved_in paranodal junction assembly IEA
    Inferred from Electronic Annotation
    more info
     
    involved_in peripheral nervous system development TAS
    Traceable Author Statement
    more info
    PubMed 
    involved_in protein localization to paranode region of axon IEA
    Inferred from Electronic Annotation
    more info
     
    involved_in response to immobilization stress IEA
    Inferred from Electronic Annotation
    more info
     
    Component Evidence Code Pubs
    is_active_in endoplasmic reticulum IBA
    Inferred from Biological aspect of Ancestor
    more info
     
    located_in endoplasmic reticulum ISS
    Inferred from Sequence or Structural Similarity
    more info
     
    located_in endoplasmic reticulum membrane TAS
    Traceable Author Statement
    more info
     

    General protein information

    Preferred Names
    2-hydroxyacylsphingosine 1-beta-galactosyltransferase
    Names
    UDP-galactose-ceramide galactosyltransferase
    ceramide UDP-galactosyltransferase
    cerebroside synthase
    uridine diphosphate glycosyltransferase 8
    NP_001121646.2
    NP_001309041.2
    NP_001309042.2
    NP_001309043.2
    NP_003351.3
    XP_024309978.1
    XP_047272089.1
    XP_047272090.1
    XP_047272091.1
    XP_054206769.1
    XP_054206770.1
    XP_054206771.1
    XP_054206772.1

    NCBI Reference Sequences (RefSeq)

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    RefSeqs maintained independently of Annotated Genomes

    These reference sequences exist independently of genome builds. Explain

    These reference sequences are curated independently of the genome annotation cycle, so their versions may not match the RefSeq versions in the current genome build. Identify version mismatches by comparing the version of the RefSeq in this section to the one reported in Genomic regions, transcripts, and products above.

    mRNA and Protein(s)

    1. NM_001128174.3NP_001121646.2  2-hydroxyacylsphingosine 1-beta-galactosyltransferase precursor

      Status: REVIEWED

      Description
      Transcript Variant: This variant (1) represents the predominant transcript. Variants 1-5 encode the same protein.
      Source sequence(s)
      AC122938, AC127386
      Consensus CDS
      CCDS3705.1
      UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
      B3KXU7, O00196, Q16880
      Related
      ENSP00000311648.6, ENST00000310836.11
      Conserved Domains (1) summary
      cl10013
      Location:21502
      Glycosyltransferase_GTB-type; glycosyltransferase family 1 and related proteins with GTB topology
    2. NM_001322112.2NP_001309041.2  2-hydroxyacylsphingosine 1-beta-galactosyltransferase precursor

      Status: REVIEWED

      Description
      Transcript Variant: This variant (3) contains an additional 5' non-coding exon compared to variant 1. Variants 1-5 encode the same protein.
      Source sequence(s)
      AC122938, AC127386
      Consensus CDS
      CCDS3705.1
      UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
      B3KXU7, O00196, Q16880
    3. NM_001322113.2NP_001309042.2  2-hydroxyacylsphingosine 1-beta-galactosyltransferase precursor

      Status: REVIEWED

      Description
      Transcript Variant: This variant (4) uses an alternate donor splice site at the 5' non-coding exon compared to variant 1. Variants 1-5 encode the same protein.
      Source sequence(s)
      AC122938, AC127386
      Consensus CDS
      CCDS3705.1
      UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
      B3KXU7, O00196, Q16880
    4. NM_001322114.2NP_001309043.2  2-hydroxyacylsphingosine 1-beta-galactosyltransferase precursor

      Status: REVIEWED

      Description
      Transcript Variant: This variant (5) contains an alternate 5' non-coding exon compared to variant 1. Variants 1-5 encode the same protein.
      Source sequence(s)
      AC122938, AC127386
      Consensus CDS
      CCDS3705.1
      UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
      B3KXU7, O00196, Q16880
      Conserved Domains (1) summary
      cl10013
      Location:21502
      Glycosyltransferase_GTB-type; glycosyltransferase family 1 and related proteins with GTB topology
    5. NM_003360.5NP_003351.3  2-hydroxyacylsphingosine 1-beta-galactosyltransferase precursor

      Status: REVIEWED

      Description
      Transcript Variant: This variant (2) differs in the 5' UTR compared to variant 1. Variants 1-5 encode the same protein.
      Source sequence(s)
      AC122938
      Consensus CDS
      CCDS3705.1
      UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
      B3KXU7, O00196, Q16880
      Related
      ENSP00000378019.3, ENST00000394511.3
      Conserved Domains (1) summary
      cl10013
      Location:21502
      Glycosyltransferase_GTB-type; glycosyltransferase family 1 and related proteins with GTB topology

    RefSeqs of Annotated Genomes: GCF_000001405.40-RS_2023_10

    The following sections contain reference sequences that belong to a specific genome build. Explain

    Reference GRCh38.p14 Primary Assembly

    Genomic

    1. NC_000004.12 Reference GRCh38.p14 Primary Assembly

      Range
      114598402..114678225
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    mRNA and Protein(s)

    1. XM_047416134.1XP_047272090.1  2-hydroxyacylsphingosine 1-beta-galactosyltransferase isoform X1

      UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
      B3KXU7, O00196, Q16880
    2. XM_047416135.1XP_047272091.1  2-hydroxyacylsphingosine 1-beta-galactosyltransferase isoform X1

      UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
      B3KXU7, O00196, Q16880
    3. XM_047416133.1XP_047272089.1  2-hydroxyacylsphingosine 1-beta-galactosyltransferase isoform X1

      UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
      B3KXU7, O00196, Q16880
    4. XM_024454210.2XP_024309978.1  2-hydroxyacylsphingosine 1-beta-galactosyltransferase isoform X1

      UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
      B3KXU7, O00196, Q16880
      Conserved Domains (1) summary
      cl10013
      Location:21502
      Glycosyltransferase_GTB-type; glycosyltransferase family 1 and related proteins with GTB topology

    Alternate T2T-CHM13v2.0

    Genomic

    1. NC_060928.1 Alternate T2T-CHM13v2.0

      Range
      117901444..117981528
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      GenBank, FASTA, Sequence Viewer (Graphics)

    mRNA and Protein(s)

    1. XM_054350796.1XP_054206771.1  2-hydroxyacylsphingosine 1-beta-galactosyltransferase isoform X1

    2. XM_054350797.1XP_054206772.1  2-hydroxyacylsphingosine 1-beta-galactosyltransferase isoform X1

    3. XM_054350794.1XP_054206769.1  2-hydroxyacylsphingosine 1-beta-galactosyltransferase isoform X1

    4. XM_054350795.1XP_054206770.1  2-hydroxyacylsphingosine 1-beta-galactosyltransferase isoform X1