Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.0)
Predicted to enable alpha-N-acetylneuraminate alpha-2,8-sialyltransferase activity. Acts upstream of or within cellular response to heat and positive regulation of cell population proliferation. Predicted to be located in Golgi apparatus and membrane. Predicted to be integral component of membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; hemolymphoid system gland; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human ST8SIA1 (ST8 alpha-N-acetyl-neuraminide alpha-2,8-sialyltransferase 1).