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Keyword GPI-anchor

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Definition

Protein bound to the lipid bilayer of a membrane through either a GPI-anchor (glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchor), a complex oligoglycan linked to a phosphatidylinositol group, or a GPI-like-anchor, a similar complex oligoglycan linked to a sphingolipidinositol group, resulting in the attachment of the C-terminus of the protein to the membrane.

Synonyms

  • Glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchor
  • Glycosylsphingolipidinositol anchor

Category

PTM

GOi

anchored component of membrane [ GO:0031225 ]

Graphical

Cellular componentGlycoproteinMembraneGPI-anchorPTMLipoprotein