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From NCBI 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]
Mediates the transfer of fucose to the terminal galactose on glycan chains of cell surface glycoproteins and glycolipids (PubMed:7876235). The resulting epitope plays a role in cell-cell interaction including host-microbe interaction (PubMed:12692541, PubMed:8018146). Mediates interaction with intestinal microbiota influencing its composition (PubMed:21625510, PubMed:24733310, PubMed:22068912). 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 ABO blood group antigen synthesis pathway (PubMed:7876235).