Aliases for PIGW Gene
External Ids for PIGW Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PIGW Gene
Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) is a complex glycolipid that anchors many proteins to the cell surface. PIGW acts in the third step of GPI biosynthesis and acylates the inositol ring of phosphatidylinositol (Murakami et al., 2003 [PubMed 14517336]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PIGW Gene
PIGW (Phosphatidylinositol Glycan Anchor Biosynthesis Class W) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PIGW include Hyperphosphatasia With Mental Retardation Syndrome 5 and Hyperphosphatasia-Intellectual Disability Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Post-translational modification- synthesis of GPI-anchored proteins and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include transferase activity, transferring acyl groups.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PIGW Gene
Required for the transport of GPI-anchored proteins to the plasma membrane (PubMed:24367057). Probable acetyltransferase, which acetylates the inositol ring of phosphatidylinositol during biosynthesis of GPI-anchor. Acetylation during GPI-anchor biosynthesis is not essential for the subsequent mannosylation and is usually removed soon after the attachment of GPIs to proteins (By similarity).