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Glycobiology. 2003 Dec;13(12):1C-5C. Epub 2003 Sep 9.

A new superfamily of protein-O-fucosyltransferases, alpha2-fucosyltransferases, and alpha6-fucosyltransferases: phylogeny and identification of conserved peptide motifs.

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Unité de Glycobiologie et Signalisation Cellulaire, INSERM U504, GDR CNRS 2590, Université de Paris Sud XI, 16 Ave Paul Vaillant-Couturier, 94807 Villejuif Cedex France.

Abstract

The presence of three conserved peptide motifs shared by alpha2-fucosyltransferases, alpha6-fucosyltransferases, the protein-O-fucosyltransferase family 1 (POFUT1) and a newly identified protein-O-fucosyltransferase family 2 (POFUT2), together with evidence that the present genes encoding for these enzymes have originated from a common ancestor by duplication and divergent evolution, suggests that they constitute a new superfamily of fucosyltransferases.

PMID:
12966037
DOI:
10.1093/glycob/cwg113
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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