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Aliases for FUT2 Gene

Aliases for FUT2 Gene

  • Fucosyltransferase 2 (Secretor Status Included) 2 3
  • GDP-L-Fucose:Beta-D-Galactoside 2-Alpha-L-Fucosyltransferase 2 2 3 4
  • Secretor Blood Group Alpha-2-Fucosyltransferase 2 3 4
  • Secretor Factor 2 3 4
  • SE 3 4 6
  • Galactoside 2-Alpha-L-Fucosyltransferase 2 2 3
  • Alpha (1,2) Fucosyltransferase 2 3
  • Alpha(1,2)FT 2 3 4
  • Alpha(1,2)FT2 2 3
  • EC 4 63
  • B12QTL1 3 6
  • SEC2 3 4
  • Se2 3 4
  • Fucosyltransferase 2 4
  • Sej 3

External Ids for FUT2 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for FUT2 Gene

  • SE

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FUT2 Gene

  • GC19P049896
  • GC19P049551
  • GC19P053859
  • GC19P053875
  • GC19P053869
  • GC19P049199
  • GC19P045578

Summaries for FUT2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for FUT2 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a Golgi stack membrane protein that is involved in the creation of a precursor of the H antigen, which is required for the final step in the soluble A and B antigen synthesis pathway. This gene is one of two encoding the galactoside 2-L-fucosyltransferase enzyme. Two transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for FUT2 Gene

FUT2 (Fucosyltransferase 2 (Secretor Status Included)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FUT2 include staphyloenterotoxemia and atrophic gastritis. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Glycosphingolipid biosynthesis - lacto and neolacto series. GO annotations related to this gene include fucosyltransferase activity and galactoside 2-alpha-L-fucosyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is FUT1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FUT2 Gene

  • 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 A and B antigen synthesis pathway. H and Se enzymes fucosylate the same acceptor substrates but exhibit different Km values

Gene Wiki entry for FUT2 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for FUT2 Gene

Genomics for FUT2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for FUT2 Gene

Genomic Location for FUT2 Gene

48,695,971 bp from pter
48,705,950 bp from pter
9,980 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for FUT2 Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for FUT2 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for FUT2 Gene

Proteins for FUT2 Gene

  • Protein details for FUT2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Galactoside 2-alpha-L-fucosyltransferase 2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q0VAG5
    • Q14338
    • Q5D0G2

    Protein attributes for FUT2 Gene

    343 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    39017 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • There are two genes (FUT1 and FUT2) which encode galactoside 2-L-fucosyltransferase. They are expressed in a tissue-specific manner with expression restricted to cells of mesodermal or endodermal origin respectively
    • Sequence=BAA11638.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for FUT2 Gene


neXtProt entry for FUT2 Gene

Proteomics data for FUT2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for FUT2 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn188, Asn282, and Asn308
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for FUT2 Gene

Domains for FUT2 Gene

Gene Families for FUT2 Gene

  • FUT :Fucosyltransferases

Protein Domains for FUT2 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q10981
  • Belongs to the glycosyltransferase 11 family.
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Function for FUT2 Gene

Molecular function for FUT2 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
fucosyltransferase,alpha-(1,2),2,type I (secretor status)
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
GDP-beta-L-fucose + beta-D-galactosyl-(1->3)-N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminyl-(1->3)-beta-D-galactosyl-(1->4)-beta-D-glucosyl-(1<->1)-ceramide = GDP + alpha-L-fucosyl-(1->2)-beta-D-galactosyl-(1->3)-N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminyl-(1->3)-beta-D-galactosyl-(1->4)-beta-D-glucosyl-(1<->1)-ceramide
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
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 A and B antigen synthesis pathway. H and Se enzymes fucosylate the same acceptor substrates but exhibit different Km values

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for FUT2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for FUT2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0008107 galactoside 2-alpha-L-fucosyltransferase activity TAS 11698403
GO:0008417 fucosyltransferase activity TAS 7876235
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Localization for FUT2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FUT2 Gene

Golgi apparatus, Golgi stack membrane; Single-pass type II membrane protein. Note=Membrane-bound form in trans cisternae of Golgi.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for FUT2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for FUT2 gene
Compartment Confidence
golgi apparatus 5
extracellular 2
nucleus 2
endoplasmic reticulum 1
peroxisome 1
plasma membrane 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for FUT2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005794 Golgi apparatus TAS 11698403
GO:0016020 membrane --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
GO:0032580 Golgi cisterna membrane IEA --
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 19199708
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Pathways for FUT2 Gene

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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q10981-FUT2_HUMAN

  • Pathway: Protein modification; protein glycosylation

Interacting Proteins for FUT2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for FUT2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005975 carbohydrate metabolic process TAS 7876235
GO:0006486 protein glycosylation TAS 11698403
GO:0036065 fucosylation IBA --
GO:0042355 L-fucose catabolic process NAS 11698403
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Compounds for FUT2 Gene

(2) HMDB Compounds for FUT2 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • GDP-beta-L-fucose
Guanosine diphosphate
  • 5'-GDP

(2) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for FUT2 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
carbohydrates 27.4 6
galactose 17.8 1
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Transcripts for FUT2 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for FUT2 Gene

(4) Additional mRNA sequences :
(6) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(2) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(4) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for FUT2 Gene

Fucosyltransferase 2 (secretor status included):
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for FUT2 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2a · 2b
SP1: -

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GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for FUT2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for FUT2 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for FUT2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Minor Salivary Gland (17.9), Esophagus - Mucosa (6.8), and Colon - Transverse (5.6).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for FUT2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Kidney (33.5), Stomach (23.0), and Oral epithelium (8.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for FUT2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for FUT2 Gene Hs.579928

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for FUT2 Gene

Tissue specificity: Small intestine, colon and lung
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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery and Expression partners for FUT2 Gene

Orthologs for FUT2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for FUT2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia FUT2 35
  • 85.47 (n)
  • 84.45 (a)
FUT2 36
  • 82 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia LOC484398 35
  • 87.51 (n)
  • 86.73 (a)
FUT2 36
  • 60 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Fut2 35
  • 78.91 (n)
  • 80.47 (a)
Fut2 16
Fut2 36
  • 80 (a)
Sec1 36
  • 61 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia FUT2 35
  • 99.11 (n)
  • 99.11 (a)
FUT2 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Fut2 35
  • 77.45 (n)
  • 80.47 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia FUT2 36
  • 59 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia FUT2 36
  • 63 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 36
  • 60 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100497569 35
  • 61.27 (n)
  • 59.71 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia fut1 35
Species with no ortholog for FUT2:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for FUT2 Gene

Gene Tree for FUT2 (if available)
Gene Tree for FUT2 (if available)

Paralogs for FUT2 Gene

Paralogs for FUT2 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for FUT2 Gene using alignment to 8 proteins: Pseudogenes for FUT2 Gene

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Variants for FUT2 Gene

Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FUT2 Gene

Common polymorphisms in FUT2 define the vitamin B12 plasma level quantitative trait locus 1 (B12QTL1) [MIM:612542]. Vitamin B12 found in meat and milk products is necessary for the formation of red blood cells, DNA synthesis during cell division, and maintenance of the myelin nerve sheath, among other functions. Deficiency in vitamin B12, clinically associated with pernicious anemia, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative disorders, is often related to poor intestinal B12 absorption rather than direct dietary deficiency

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for FUT2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs281376 -- 48,704,181(+) ctttg(G/T)gaggc utr-variant-3-prime
rs281377 -- 48,703,346(+) CTGAA(C/T)GACTG reference, synonymous-codon
rs368565 -- 48,697,960(+) AAGTG(C/T)TGGGA intron-variant
rs418821 -- 48,696,547(+) CTGCC(C/G)TCGCC intron-variant
rs480133 -- 48,695,750(+) GACCC(C/T)CGGGG upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for FUT2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv9739 CNV Gain+Loss 18304495
dgv3966n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv3967n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv912235 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv912236 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv912237 CNV Loss 21882294
esv2664951 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv458719 CNV Loss 19166990
nsv912238 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv442468 CNV CNV 18776908
nsv912239 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv3968n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv912241 CNV Loss 21882294
esv2718682 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2676755 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv516677 CNV Loss 19592680

Relevant External Links for FUT2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
Locus Specific Mutation Databases (LSDB)
Blood Group Antigen Gene Mutation Database (BGMUT)
Blood Group

Disorders for FUT2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

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(4) Diseases for FUT2 Gene including...

(1) OMIM Diseases for FUT2 Gene (182100)

(3) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for FUT2 Gene

(5) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for FUT2 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
virus infection 9.72 2
necrosis 0 1
colon cancer 0 2
tumors 0 3
cancer 0 3

Relevant External Links for FUT2

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for FUT2 Gene

Publications for FUT2 Gene

  1. The human chromosome 19 linkage group FUT1 (H), FUT2 (SE), LE, LU, PEPD, C3, APOC2, D19S7 and D19S9. (PMID: 1763885) Ball S.P. … Oriol R. (Ann. Hum. Genet. 1991) 2 3 23
  2. Sequence and expression of a candidate for the human Secretor blood group alpha(1,2)fucosyltransferase gene (FUT2). Homozygosity for an enzyme-inactivating nonsense mutation commonly correlates with the non-secretor phenotype. (PMID: 7876235) Kelly R.J. … Lowe J.B. (J. Biol. Chem. 1995) 3 4 23
  3. Molecular genetic analysis of the human Lewis histo-blood group system. II. Secretor gene inactivation by a novel single missense mutation A385T in Japanese nonsecretor individuals. (PMID: 8621666) Kudo T. … Narimatsu H. (J. Biol. Chem. 1996) 3 4 23
  4. Extensive polymorphism of the FUT2 gene in an African (Xhosa) population of South Africa. (PMID: 9760207) Liu Y. … Kimura H. (Hum. Genet. 1998) 3 4 23
  5. Structure and expression of the gene encoding secretor-type galactoside 2-alpha-L-fucosyltransferase (FUT2). (PMID: 9219535) Koda Y. … Kimura H. (Eur. J. Biochem. 1997) 3 4 23

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