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Official Full Name
phosphatidylinositol glycan anchor biosynthesis, class Q
Background
This gene is involved in the first step 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 gene encodes a N-acetylglucosaminyl transferase component that is part of the complex that catalyzes transfer of N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) from UDP-GlcNAc to phosphatidylinositol (PI).
Synonyms
PIGQ; phosphatidylinositol glycan anchor biosynthesis, class Q; phosphatidylinositol glycan, class Q; phosphatidylinositol N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase subunit Q; GPI1; hGPI1; PIG-Q; N-acetylglucosamyl transferase component GPI1; N-acetylglucosaminyl t; N-acetylglucosaminyl transferase component Gpi1; phosphatidylinositol-glycan biosynthesis class Q protein; c407A10.1 (GPI1 (N-acetylglucosaminyl transferase component)); c407A10.1; FLJ56783; MGC12693; cb359; sb:cb359; zgc:64027; wu:fa03b07