A4GALT

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A4GALT

Alpha 1,4-Galactosyltransferase. A gene on chromosome 22q13.2 which encodes alpha-1,4-galactosylstransferase, an enzyme that transfers a galactose to lactosylceramide, forming globotriaosylceramide, a glycolipid also known as P(k), of the P blood group system, formally known as CD77.
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Using serum from an SLE patient who showed hemolytic anemia, SARF revealed that cDNA inserted into the cloned cells that were sorted with this AECA-IgG was alpha 1,4-galactosyltransferase (A4GALT).