FUT2 gene

FUT2 stands for fucosyltransferase 2 and it is the gene that is responsible for modifying the antigens that affects the antigen characteristic of red blood cells (called the H Antigen) that contributes to the ABO blood group classification. Fucose is a sugar protein that is often added to a protein within the cell (in the golgi apparatus of the cell) to give it certain characteristics for its job.

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