Aliases for FUT5 Gene
External Ids for FUT5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FUT5 Gene
GeneCards Summary for FUT5 Gene
FUT5 (Fucosyltransferase 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FUT5 include Gastrointestinal Carcinoma and Dowling-Degos Disease. Among its related pathways are Glycosphingolipid biosynthesis - lacto and neolacto series and Metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include fucosyltransferase activity and 3-galactosyl-N-acetylglucosaminide 4-alpha-L-fucosyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is FUT3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for FUT5 Gene
Catalyzes preferentially the transfer of L-fucose, from a guanosine diphosphate-beta-L-fucose, to the N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosamine (GlcNAc) of an N-acetyllactosamine unit (type 2 chain) of an oligosacccharide, or a glycoprotein- and a glycolipid-linked N-acetyllactosamine unit via an alpha (1,3) linkage and participates to the surface espression of VIM-2, Lewis X/SSEA-1 and sialyl Lewis X antigens (PubMed:14718375, PubMed:1740457, PubMed:7721776, PubMed:9737988, PubMed:17604274, PubMed:9737989). Preferentially transfers fucose to the GlcNAc of an internal N-acetyllactosamine unit of a poly-N-acetyllactosamine chain acceptor substrate (PubMed:7721776, PubMed:17604274). Also catalyzes to a lesser extend the transfer of L-fucose to the GlcNAc of a type 1 (beta-D-galactosyl-(1->3)-N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminyl) or H-type 1 (alpha-L-Fuc-(1->2)-beta-D-Gal-(1->3)-D-GlcNAc) chain oligosacccharide via an alpha (1,4) linkage (PubMed:14718375, PubMed:1740457, PubMed:7721776, PubMed:9737988, PubMed:17604274). Preferentially catalyzes sialylated type 2 oligosacccharide acceptors over neutral type 2 or H type 2 (alpha-L-Fuc-(1->2)-beta-D-Gal-(1->4)-D-GlcNAc) oligosacccharide acceptors (PubMed:1740457, PubMed:9737989). Lactose-based structures are also acceptor substrates (PubMed:1740457, PubMed:7721776).