The product of the enzyme is known as core 3, one of the eight core structures of mucin-type O-glycans. O-Linked glycans are polysaccharides or oligosaccharides that are linked to a protein via the oxygen atom in the side chain of an L-serine or L-threonine residue.
Brockhausen I, Rachaman ES, Matta KL, Schachter H.
The separation by liquid chromatography (under elevated pressure) of phenyl, benzyl, and O-nitrophenyl glycosides of oligosaccharides. Analysis of substrates and products for four N-acetyl-D-glucosaminyl-transferases involved in mucin synthesis.
Mucin synthesis. UDP-GlcNAc:GalNAc-R beta 3-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase and UDP-GlcNAc:GlcNAc beta 1-3GalNAc-R (GlcNAc to GalNAc) beta 6-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase from pig and rat colon mucosa.
Vavasseur F, Yang JM, Dole K, Paulsen H, Brockhausen I
Synthesis of O-glycan core 3: characterization of UDP-GlcNAc: GalNAc-R beta 3-N-acetyl-glucosaminyltransferase activity from colonic mucosal tissues and lack of the activity in human cancer cell lines.