Aliases for PIGQ Gene
External Ids for PIGQ Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PIGQ Gene
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). Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2012]
GeneCards Summary for PIGQ Gene
PIGQ (Phosphatidylinositol Glycan Anchor Biosynthesis Class Q) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PIGQ include Epileptic Encephalopathy, Early Infantile, 15 and Acute Contagious Conjunctivitis. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of proteins and Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchor biosynthesis. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include phosphatidylinositol N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PIGQ Gene
Part of the complex catalyzing the transfer of N-acetylglucosamine from UDP-N-acetylglucosamine to phosphatidylinositol, the first step of GPI biosynthesis.