Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits alpha-N-acetylneuraminate alpha-2,8-sialyltransferase activity. Predicted to be involved in ganglioside biosynthetic process; glycoprotein metabolic process; and oligosaccharide metabolic process. Predicted to localize to Golgi apparatus and integral component of membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; genitourinary system; gut; hemolymphoid system gland; and lung. Orthologous to human ST8SIA4 (ST8 alpha-N-acetyl-neuraminide alpha-2,8-sialyltransferase 4).