Aliases for FUOM Gene
External Ids for FUOM Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for FUOM Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FUOM Gene
GeneCards Summary for FUOM Gene
FUOM (Fucose Mutarotase) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of proteins and Transport to the Golgi and subsequent modification. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include isomerase activity and fucose binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FUOM Gene
Involved in the interconversion between alpha- and beta-L-fucoses. L-Fucose (6-deoxy-L-galactose) exists as alpha-L-fucose (29.5%) and beta-L-fucose (70.5%), the beta-form is metabolized through the salvage pathway. GDP-L-fucose formed either by the de novo or salvage pathways is transported into the endoplasmic reticulum, where it serves as a substrate for N- and O-glycosylations by fucosyltransferases. Fucosylated structures expressed on cell surfaces or secreted in biological fluids are believed to play a critical role in cell-cell adhesion and recognition processes.