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α2-Fucosyltransferases (FUT1,FUT2, and Sec1)

  • Rafael Oriol
  • Rosella Mollicone

Abstract

The human FUT1 and FUT2 α2-fucosyltransferases corresponding to the H and Se enzymes transfer Fuc in α1,2-linkages onto the terminal galactose of lactosamine. Individuals of histoblood-group “O” express the H antigen under control of the FUT1 gene on red cells and vascular endothelium, and the H antigen under control of the FUT2 gene in exocrine secretions.

Keywords

Blood Group Exocrine Secretion Acceptor Substrate High Evolutionary Rate Terminal Galactose 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafael Oriol
    • 1
  • Rosella Mollicone
    • 1
  1. 1.INSERM U504VillejuifFrance

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