Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.0)
Enables N-acetyllactosamine synthase activity and UDP-galactose:glucosylceramide beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase activity. Involved in several processes, including ganglioside biosynthetic process via lactosylceramide; neurogenesis; and positive regulation of embryonic development. Acts upstream of or within poly-N-acetyllactosamine biosynthetic process. Predicted to be located in membrane. Predicted to be integral component of membrane. Predicted to be active in Golgi apparatus. Is expressed in several structures, including epithelium; genitourinary system; heart; nervous system; and respiratory system. Orthologous to human B4GALT5 (beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase 5).