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Gene Ontology Classifications
Symbol
Name
ID
Fut2
fucosyltransferase 2
MGI:109374

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GO curators for mouse genes have assigned the following annotations to the gene product of Fut2. (This text reflects annotations as of Thursday, January 16, 2014.)
Summary from NCBI RefSeq


This gene is one of three genes in mouse which encode a galactoside 2-L-fucosyltransferase. These genes differ in their developmental- and tissue-specific expression. The encoded type II membrane protein is anchored in the Golgi apparatus and controls the final step in the creation of alpha (1,2) fucosylated carbhohydrates by the addition of a terminal fucose in an alpha (1,2) linkage. This enzyme is involved in the synthesis of the Lewis antigen as well as the H-antigen, a precursor of the A and B antigens of the ABH histo-blood group. The biological function of the fucosylated carbhohydrate products is thought to involve cell-adhesion and interactions with microorganisms. Disruption of this gene results in altered glycosylation of gastric mucosa and uterine epithelia. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2012]
Summary text based on GO annotations supported by experimental evidence in mouse
Summary text based on GO annotations supported by experimental evidence in other organisms
Summary text based on GO annotations supported by structural data
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References
  1. Domino SE et al. (2001) Molecular cloning, genomic mapping, and expression of two secretor blood group alpha (1,2)fucosyltransferase genes differentially regulated in mouse uterine epithelium and gastrointestinal tract. J Biol Chem, 276:23748-56. (PubMed:11323419)
  2. Lin B et al. (2000) GDP-fucose: beta-galactoside alpha1,2-fucosyltransferase, MFUT-II, and not MFUT-I or -III, is induced in a restricted region of the digestive tract of germ-free mice by host-microbe interactions and cycloheximide Biochim Biophys Acta, 1487:275-85. (PubMed:11018479)



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Gene Ontology Evidence Code Abbreviations:

  EXP Inferred from experiment
  IC Inferred by curator
  IDA Inferred from direct assay
  IEA Inferred from electronic annotation
  IGI Inferred from genetic interaction
  IMP Inferred from mutant phenotype
  IPI Inferred from physical interaction
  ISS Inferred from sequence or structural similarity
  ISO Inferred from sequence orthology
  ISA Inferred from sequence alignment
  ISM Inferred from sequence model
  NAS Non-traceable author statement
  ND No biological data available
  RCA Reviewed computational analysis
  TAS Traceable author statement


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