Background: The Golgi docking mechanisms for transport vesicles carrying glycosyltransferases are largely unknown. Results: C1GalT1 utilizes GM130-GRASP65 when GRASP65 is available but GM130-Giantin without GRASP65, whereas C2GnT-M employs Giantin for Golgi targeting. Conclusion: The Golgi-targeting mechanism is glycosyltransferase-specific. Significance: Understanding the Golgi-targeting mechanisms of glycosyltransferases may help uncover altered glycosylation in some diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37621-37627
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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