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Official Full Name
phosphatidylinositol glycan anchor biosynthesis, class N
Background
This gene encodes a protein that is involved in glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchor biosynthesis. The GPI-anchor is a glycolipid found on many blood cells and serves to anchor proteins to the cell surface. This protein is expressed in the endoplasmic reticulum and transfers phosphoethanolamine (EtNP) to the first mannose of the GPI anchor. Two alternatively spliced variants, which encode an identical isoform, have been reported.
Synonyms
PIGN; phosphatidylinositol glycan anchor biosynthesis, class N; phosphatidylinositol glycan, class N; GPI ethanolamine phosphate transferase 1; MDC4; PIG N; MCD4 homolog; phosphatidylinositol-glycan biosynthesis class N protein; MCD4; MCAHS; PIG-N; MCAHS1; MGC26427; zgc:172324