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Fucosylation : The process of adding fucose sugar units to a molecule. It is a type of Glycosylation.[citation needed]

It is important clinically,[1][2] especially in cancer.[3][4]

It is performed by fucosyltransferase enzymes.[citation needed]


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  2. ^ Miyoshi, E.; Moriwaki, K.; Nakagawa, T. (2007). "Biological Function of Fucosylation in Cancer Biology". Journal of Biochemistry. 143 (6): 725–729. doi:10.1093/jb/mvn011. PMID 18218651. 
  3. ^ Miyoshi, Eiji (2008). "Fucosylation and Cancer". Experimental Glycoscience: 235–237. doi:10.1007/978-4-431-77922-3_57. ISBN 978-4-431-77921-6. 
  4. ^ Nakagawa, T.; Uozumi, N; Nakano, M; Mizuno-Horikawa, Y; Okuyama, N; Taguchi, T; Gu, J; Kondo, A; et al. (2006). "Fucosylation of N-Glycans Regulates the Secretion of Hepatic Glycoproteins into Bile Ducts". Journal of Biological Chemistry. 281 (40): 29797–29806. doi:10.1074/jbc.M605697200. PMID 16899455.