Human Gene Module / Chromosome 12 / GALNT8

GALNT8polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 8

Suggestive Evidence Criteria 3.1
Autism Reports / Total Reports
1 / 1
Rare Variants / Common Variants
1 / 0
Associated Syndromes
Genetic Category
Rare Single Gene Mutation
Chromosome Band
Associated Disorders
Relevance to Autism

CNV analysis of 1,108 ASD cases, 2,458 schizophrenia (SCZ) cases, and 2,095 controls from a Japanese population in Kushima et al., 2018 demonstrated that significant enrichment of exonic CNVs affecting the GALNT8 gene was observed in a combined cohort of ASD and SCZ cases compared to controls [2 CNVs from ASD cases and 5 CNVs from SCZ cases (7 total) vs. 0 CNVs in controls (Odds ratio 9.05, P = 1.0E-05)].

Molecular Function

This gene encodes a member of the UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-galactosamine:polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase (GalNAc-T) family of enzymes. GalNAc-Ts initiate mucin-type O-linked glycosylation in the Golgi apparatus by catalyzing the transfer of GalNAc to serine and threonine residues on target proteins.

Reports related to GALNT8 (1 Reports)
# Type Title Author, Year Autism Report Associated Disorders
1 Primary Comparative Analyses of Copy-Number Variation in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Schizophrenia Reveal Etiological Overlap and Biological Insights. Kushima I , et al. (2018) Yes -
Rare Variants   (1)
Status Allele Change Residue Change Variant Type Inheritance Pattern Parental Transmission Family Type PubMed ID Author, Year
- - copy_number_loss Unknown - - 30208311 Kushima I , et al. (2018)
Common Variants  

No common variants reported.

CNVs associated with GALNT8(1 CNVs)
12p13.32 11 Deletion-Duplication 21  /  28
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