Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits sialyltransferase activity. Involved in several processes, including blastocyst hatching; ganglioside biosynthetic process; and protein O-linked glycosylation. Predicted to localize to integral component of membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including early conceptus; genitourinary system; hindgut diverticulum; notochord; and olfactory epithelium. Orthologous to human ST8SIA6 (ST8 alpha-N-acetyl-neuraminide alpha-2,8-sialyltransferase 6).