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Aliases FUT7, FucT-VII, fucosyltransferase 7
External IDs MGI: 107692 HomoloGene: 3296 GeneCards: 2529
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
RefSeq (mRNA)


RefSeq (protein)


Location (UCSC) Chr 9: 137.03 – 137.03 Mb Chr 2: 25.42 – 25.43 Mb
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Alpha-(1,3)-fucosyltransferase is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the FUT7 gene.[3][4][5]


The sialyl Lewis x oligosaccharide determinant is an essential component of leukocyte counterreceptors for E-selectin- (MIM 131210) and P-selectin- (MIM 173610) mediated adhesions of leukocytes. This oligosaccharide molecule is displayed on the surfaces of granulocytes, monocytes, and natural killer cells. Formation of leukocyte adhesions to these selectins is an early and important step in the process that ultimately allows leukocytes to leave the vascular tree and become recruited into lymphoid tissues and sites of inflammation.[supplied by OMIM][5]


  1. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  2. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ Natsuka S, Gersten KM, Zenita K, Kannagi R, Lowe JB (June 1994). "Molecular cloning of a cDNA encoding a novel human leukocyte alpha-1,3-fucosyltransferase capable of synthesizing the sialyl Lewis x determinant". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 269 (24): 16789–94. PMID 8207002. 
  4. ^ Sasaki K, Kurata K, Funayama K, Nagata M, Watanabe E, Ohta S, Hanai N, Nishi T (May 1994). "Expression cloning of a novel alpha 1,3-fucosyltransferase that is involved in biosynthesis of the sialyl Lewis x carbohydrate determinants in leukocytes". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 269 (20): 14730–7. PMID 8182079. 
  5. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: FUT7 fucosyltransferase 7 (alpha (1,3) fucosyltransferase)". 

Further reading[edit]

  • Natsuka S, Gersten KM, Zenita K, Kannagi R, Lowe JB (August 1994). "Molecular cloning of a cDNA encoding a novel human leukocyte alpha-1,3-fucosyltransferase capable of synthesizing the sialyl Lewis x determinant". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 269 (32): 20806. PMID 8051184. 
  • Smith PL, Gersten KM, Petryniak B, Kelly RJ, Rogers C, Natsuka Y, Alford JA, Scheidegger EP, Natsuka S, Lowe JB (April 1996). "Expression of the alpha(1,3)fucosyltransferase Fuc-TVII in lymphoid aggregate high endothelial venules correlates with expression of L-selectin ligands". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 271 (14): 8250–9. doi:10.1074/jbc.271.14.8250. PMID 8626519. 
  • Le Marer N, Palcic MM, Clarke JL, Davies D, Skacel PO (April 1997). "Developmental regulation of alpha 1,3-fucosyltransferase expression in CD34 positive progenitors and maturing myeloid cells isolated from normal human bone marrow". Glycobiology. 7 (3): 357–65. doi:10.1093/glycob/7.3.357. PMID 9147044. 
  • Mas E, Pasqualini E, Caillol N, El Battari A, Crotte C, Lombardo D, Sadoulet MO (June 1998). "Fucosyltransferase activities in human pancreatic tissue: comparative study between cancer tissues and established tumoral cell lines". Glycobiology. 8 (6): 605–13. doi:10.1093/glycob/8.6.605. PMID 9592127. 
  • Bengtson P, Larson C, Lundblad A, Larson G, Påhlsson P (August 2001). "Identification of a missense mutation (G329A;Arg(110)--> GLN) in the human FUT7 gene". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 276 (34): 31575–82. doi:10.1074/jbc.M104165200. PMID 11404359. 
  • de Vries T, Yen TY, Joshi RK, Storm J, van Den Eijnden DH, Knegtel RM, Bunschoten H, Joziasse DH, Macher BA (May 2001). "Neighboring cysteine residues in human fucosyltransferase VII are engaged in disulfide bridges, forming small loop structures". Glycobiology. 11 (5): 423–32. doi:10.1093/glycob/11.5.423. PMID 11425803. 
  • Roos C, Kolmer M, Mattila P, Renkonen R (February 2002). "Composition of Drosophila melanogaster proteome involved in fucosylated glycan metabolism". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 277 (5): 3168–75. doi:10.1074/jbc.M107927200. PMID 11698403. 
  • Zerfaoui M, Fukuda M, Langlet C, Mathieu S, Suzuki M, Lombardo D, El-Battari A (January 2002). "The cytosolic and transmembrane domains of the beta 1,6 N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase (C2GnT) function as a cis to medial/Golgi-targeting determinant". Glycobiology. 12 (1): 15–24. doi:10.1093/glycob/12.1.15. PMID 11825883. 
  • Hiraiwa N, Yabuta T, Yoritomi K, Hiraiwa M, Tanaka Y, Suzuki T, Yoshida M, Kannagi R (May 2003). "Transactivation of the fucosyltransferase VII gene by human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 Tax through a variant cAMP-responsive element". Blood. 101 (9): 3615–21. doi:10.1182/blood-2002-07-2301. PMID 12506041. 
  • Zisoulis DG, Kansas GS (September 2004). "H-Ras and phosphoinositide 3-kinase cooperate to induce alpha(1,3)-fucosyltransferase VII expression in Jurkat T cells". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 279 (38): 39495–504. doi:10.1074/jbc.M407904200. PMID 15262995. 
  • Miyashiro M, Furuya S, Fujishige K, Sugita T (November 2004). "Highly sensitive cell-based assay system to monitor the sialyl Lewis X biosynthesis mediated by alpha1-3 fucosyltransferase-VII". Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 324 (1): 98–107. doi:10.1016/j.bbrc.2004.09.025. PMID 15464988. 
  • Martinez M, Joffraud M, Giraud S, Baïsse B, Bernimoulin MP, Schapira M, Spertini O (February 2005). "Regulation of PSGL-1 interactions with L-selectin, P-selectin, and E-selectin: role of human fucosyltransferase-IV and -VII". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 280 (7): 5378–90. doi:10.1074/jbc.M410899200. PMID 15579466. 
  • Prorok-Hamon M, Notel F, Mathieu S, Langlet C, Fukuda M, El-Battari A (November 2005). "N-glycans of core2 beta(1,6)-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase-I (C2GnT-I) but not those of alpha(1,3)-fucosyltransferase-VII (FucT-VII) are required for the synthesis of functional P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1): effects on P-, L- and E-selectin binding". The Biochemical Journal. 391 (Pt 3): 491–502. doi:10.1042/BJ20050344. PMC 1276950free to read. PMID 15926890. 
  • Brown V, Brown RA, Ozinsky A, Hesselberth JR, Fields S (March 2006). "Binding specificity of Toll-like receptor cytoplasmic domains". European Journal of Immunology. 36 (3): 742–53. doi:10.1002/eji.200535158. PMC 2762736free to read. PMID 16482509. 
  • Wang QY, Zhang Y, Chen HJ, Shen ZH, Chen HL (January 2007). "Alpha 1,3-fucosyltransferase-VII regulates the signaling molecules of the insulin receptor pathway". The FEBS Journal. 274 (2): 526–38. doi:10.1111/j.1742-4658.2006.05599.x. PMID 17229154.