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GDP-L-fucose: .beta.-D-galactoside 2-.alpha.-L-fucosyltransferases, DNA sequences encoding the same, method for producing the same and a method of genotyping a person

United States Patent

5,807,732
September 15, 1998
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The gene encoding GDP-L-fucose: .beta.-D-Galactoside 2-.alpha.-L-fucosyltransferase has been cloned, and a mutation in this gene has been found to be responsible for an individual being a non-secretor.
Lowe; John B. (Ann Arbor, MI), Lennon; Gregory (Castro Valley, CA), Rouquier; Sylvie (34000 Montpellier, FR), Giorgi; Dominique (34000 Montpellier, FR), Kelly; Robert J. (Trenton, MI)
08/ 395,800
February 28, 1995
This invention was made in part with Government support under Grant No. HL48859 awarded from the National Institute of Health and Grant No. W-7405-ENG-48 awarded from the Department of Energy. The U.S. government has certain rights in this invention.