Alpha-L-fucosyltransferases in human submaxillary gland and stomach tissues associated with the H, Lea and Leb blood-group characters and ABH secretor status

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Schemes for the biosynthetic steps in the formation of the blood group active glycoproteins in secretions postulate that α-Image -fucosyltransferases specified by the Image and Image genes control the addition of Image -fucose to different acceptor sites in a precursor substance to give H, Lea and Leb serologically active structures. 1,2. The presence of 2-, 3- and 4-α-Image -fucosyl-transferases in submaxillary glands and stomach mucosal linings from persons who are secretors of ABH, and of 3- and 4-α-Image -fucosyltransferases in tissues from non-secretor persons, is described in this paper.


  • Alan Chester
  • Winifred M Watkins
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  • Biological Sciences
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)835-842
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1969
Publication categoryResearch