Aliases for PIGY Gene
External Ids for PIGY Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PIGY Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is part of the GPI-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase (GIP-GnT) complex which initiates the biosynthesis of glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI). GPI is synthesized in the endoplasmic reticulum and serves as an anchor for many surface proteins. Proteins containing GPI anchors can have an important role in cell-cell interactions. The transcript for this gene is bicistronic. The downstream open reading frame encodes this GPI-GnT complex protein, while the upstream open reading frame encodes a protein with unknown function, as represented by GeneID:100996939. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2012]
GeneCards Summary for PIGY Gene
PIGY (Phosphatidylinositol Glycan Anchor Biosynthesis Class Y) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PIGY include Hyperphosphatasia With Mental Retardation Syndrome 6 and Hyperphosphatasia-Intellectual Disability Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchor biosynthesis.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for PIGY Gene
Part of the glycosylphosphatidylinositol-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase (GPI-GnT) complex that catalyzes the transfer of N-acetylglucosamine from UDP-N-acetylglucosamine to phosphatidylinositol and participates in the first step of GPI biosynthesis (PubMed:16162815). May act by regulating the catalytic subunit PIGA (PubMed:16162815).