Literature associating FUT2 and type 1 diabetes mellitus 5
GDP-L-fucose:beta-D-galactoside 2-alpha-L-fucosyltransferase 2; Mediates the transfer of fucose to the terminal galactose on glycan chains of cell surface glycoproteins and glycolipids. The resulting epitope plays a role in cell-cell interaction including host-microbe interaction. Mediates interaction with intestinal microbiota influencing its composition. Creates a soluble precursor oligosaccharide FuC-alpha ((1,2)Galbeta-) called the H antigen which is an essential substrate for the final step in the soluble ABO blood group antigen synthesis pathway; Belongs to the glycosyltransferase 11 family.
Synonyms: FUT2, FUT2p, hFUT2, A8K2L2, E7EW73 ...