FUT8

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FUT8
Protein FUT8 PDB 2de0.png
Available structures
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Identifiers
Aliases FUT8
External IDs MGI: 1858901 HomoloGene: 9650 GeneCards: 2530
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
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UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_004480
NM_178154
NM_178155
NM_178156
NM_178157

NM_001252614
NM_001252615
NM_001252616
NM_016893

RefSeq (protein)

NP_004471.4
NP_835368.1
NP_835369.1

NP_001239543.1
NP_001239544.1
NP_001239545.1
NP_058589.2

Location (UCSC) Chr 14: 65.41 – 65.74 Mb Chr 12: 77.24 – 77.48 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]
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Alpha-(1,6)-fucosyltransferase is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the FUT8 gene.[3][4]

This enzyme belongs to the family of fucosyltransferases. The product of this gene catalyzes the transfer of fucose from GDP-fucose to N-linked type complex glycopeptides. This enzyme is distinct from other fucosyltransferases which catalyze alpha1-2, alpha1-3, and alpha1-4 fucose addition. The expression of this gene may contribute to the malignancy of cancer cells and to their invasive and metastatic capabilities. Alternatively spliced variants encoding different isoforms have been identified.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  2. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ Costache M, Apoil PA, Cailleau A, Elmgren A, Larson G, Henry S, Blancher A, Iordachescu D, Oriol R, Mollicone R (Dec 1997). "Evolution of fucosyltransferase genes in vertebrates". J Biol Chem. 272 (47): 29721–8. doi:10.1074/jbc.272.47.29721. PMID 9368041. 
  4. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: FUT8 fucosyltransferase 8 (alpha (1,6) fucosyltransferase)". 

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