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Lipid-anchorGPI-anchor

Definition

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

Synonyms

Glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchor
Glycosylphospholipidinositol anchor

Category

› Topology

Keywords

GPI-anchor