FUT2 Gene

Practitioner Webinar

The FUT2 gene, known as the secretor gene, encodes the enzyme fucosyltransferase 2.

Secretor status is determined by the FUT2 gene and this affects the presence of certain antigens in bodily fluids like saliva, tears and mucous membranes. These antigens also play a role in immunity and susceptibility to infections.

Lack of Functional FUT2 enzyme leads to non-secretor status and this plays a role in shaping the composition of the gut microbiota. Certain gut bacterial use fucosylated compounds produced by FUT2 enzyme to thrive, affecting the overall gut ecosystem. This has huge implications for gut health

In this webinar we will explore:

  • Implications for low fucosylated compounds on the gut
  • What are the fucose-utilising bacteria in the gut?
  • What is the implication and shift in the microbial composition?
  • How do we improve this?
  • What supplements are the best to improve gut microbiota?
  • How does this Gene affect blood group antigens and what are the implications for blood transfusions and organ transplants. 
  • What is the disease susceptibility for people with this gene?

Join Jess and Carolyn for this enlightening webinar on FUT2 Gene.

FUT2 Gene