PIGS gene

phosphatidylinositol glycan anchor biosynthesis class S

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From NCBI Gene:

This gene encodes a protein that is involved in GPI-anchor biosynthesis. The glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchor is a glycolipid found on many blood cells and serves to anchor proteins to the cell surface. This gene encodes an essential component of the multisubunit enzyme, GPI transamidase. GPI transamidase mediates GPI anchoring in the endoplasmic reticulum, by catalyzing the transfer of fully assembled GPI units to proteins. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

From UniProt:

Component of the GPI transamidase complex. Essential for transfer of GPI to proteins, particularly for formation of carbonyl intermediates.

From NCBI Gene:

  • GLYCOSYLPHOSPHATIDYLINOSITOL BIOSYNTHESIS DEFECT 18

Cytogenetic Location: 17q11.2, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 17 at position 11.2

Molecular Location: base pairs 28,553,388 to 28,571,869 on chromosome 17 (Homo sapiens Annotation Release 109, GRCh38.p12) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: 17q11.2, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 17 at position 11.2
  • GPIBD18