Medical Definition of GPI anchor

1. Common modification of the C terminus of membrane attached proteins in which a phosphatidyl inositol moiety is linked through glucosamine and mannose to a phosphoryl ethanolamine residue that is linked to the C terminal amino acid of the protein by its amino group. Glypiation is the sole means of attachment of such proteins to the membrane. The name comes from the addition of glycosyl phosphatidyl inositol (PI). This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of GPI Anchor

GOBLin
GOMA
GOMER
GOMERs
GOOG
GOP
GOQ
GORD
GOT
GP
GPA
GPAL
GPF
GPFs
GPI
GPI anchor (current term)
GPL
GPM
GPO
GPRS
GPS
GPS receiver
GPS receivers
GPT
GPU
GPWS
GP bomb
GQ
GR
GRAE

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