Aliases for PIGS Gene
External Ids for PIGS Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PIGS 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]
GeneCards Summary for PIGS Gene
PIGS (Phosphatidylinositol Glycan Anchor Biosynthesis Class S) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PIGS include Glycosylphosphatidylinositol Biosynthesis Defect 18 and Taeniasis. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Post-translational modification- synthesis of GPI-anchored proteins. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GPI-anchor transamidase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for PIGS Gene
Component of the GPI transamidase complex. Essential for transfer of GPI to proteins, particularly for formation of carbonyl intermediates.