fucosyltransferase 1 (H blood group)
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes 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 synthesis of soluble A and B antigens. This is one of two genes encoding the galactoside 2-L-fucosyltransferase enzyme. Mutations in this gene are a cause of the H-Bombay blood group. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2016]
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.