Alpha 1,4-glycosyltransferase domain (IPR007652)

Short name: A1-4-GlycosylTfrase_dom

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Domain relationships



The glycosphingolipids (GSL) form part of eukaryotic cell membranes. They consist of a hydrophilic carbohydrate moiety linked to a hydrophobic ceramide tail embedded within the lipid bilayer of the membrane. Lactosylceramide, Gal1,4Glc1Cer (LacCer), is the common synthetic precursor to the majority of GSL found in vertebrates. Alpha 1.4-glycosyltransferases utilise UDP donors and transfer the sugar to a beta-linked acceptor [PMID: 10854428].

No function has been yet assigned to this domain

Contributing signatures

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