Terminal N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminyl residues in polysaccharides, glycoproteins and glycopeptides can act as acceptor. High activity is shown towards such residues in branched-chain polysaccharides when these are linked by beta-1,6-links to galactose residues; lower activity towards residues linked to galactose by beta-1,3-links. A component of EC 126.96.36.199 (lactose synthase).
EC 188.8.131.52 created 1972, modified 1976, modified 1980, modified 1986
Biosynthesis of terminal Gal alpha 1----3Gal beta 1----4GlcNAc-R oligosaccharide sequences on glycoconjugates. Purification and acceptor specificity of a UDP-Gal:N-acetyllactosaminide alpha 1----3-galactosyltransferase from calf thymus.