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Gene: Ugt8 (UDP glycosyltransferase 8) Rattus norvegicus
Symbol: Ugt8
Name: UDP glycosyltransferase 8
Description: Exhibits UDP-galactose:glucosylceramide beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase activity. Predicted to be involved in cytoskeleton organization; nervous system development; and protein localization to paranode region of axon. Predicted to localize to the intracellular membrane-bounded organelle. Orthologous to human UGT8 (UDP glycosyltransferase 8); PARTICIPATES IN Fabry disease pathway; Gaucher's disease pathway; Krabbe disease pathway; INTERACTS WITH 6-propyl-2-thiouracil; ammonium chloride; bisphenol A.
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: VALIDATED
Also known as: 2-hydroxyacylsphingosine 1-beta-galactosyltransferase; ceramide UDP-galactosyltransferase; cerebroside synthase; UDP galactosyltransferase 8; UDP galactosyltransferase 8A; UDP-galactose-ceramide galactosyltransferase 8; UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 8; Ugt8a
Homo sapiens (human) : UGT8 (UDP glycosyltransferase 8)  HGNC  Alliance
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Ugt8a (UDP galactosyltransferase 8A)  MGI  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Ugt8 (UDP glycosyltransferase 8)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : UGT8 (UDP glycosyltransferase 8)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : UGT8 (UDP glycosyltransferase 8)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Ugt8 (UDP glycosyltransferase 8)
Sus scrofa (pig) : UGT8 (UDP glycosyltransferase 8)
Chlorocebus sabaeus (African green monkey) : UGT8 (UDP glycosyltransferase 8)
Heterocephalus glaber (naked mole-rat) : Ugt8 (UDP glycosyltransferase 8)
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Latest Assembly: Rnor_6.0 - RGSC Genome Assembly v6.0
Rat AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
Rnor_6.02229,644,373 - 229,718,678 (-)NCBIRnor6.0Rnor_6.0rn6Rnor6.0
Rnor_6.0 Ensembl2229,644,382 - 229,718,659 (-)Ensembl
Rnor_5.02248,998,871 - 249,072,741 (-)NCBIRnor5.0Rnor_5.0rn5Rnor5.0
RGSC_v3.42222,977,966 - 223,048,277 (-)NCBIRGSC3.4rn4RGSC3.4
RGSC_v3.1436,844,752 - 36,845,448 (+)NCBI
Celera2206,609,425 - 206,656,289 (-)NCBICelera
Cytogenetic Map2q42NCBI
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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 3938
Created: 2000-05-25
Species: Rattus norvegicus
Last Modified: 2019-11-27
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.