OBO ID: GO:0006506
Term Name: GPI anchor biosynthetic process Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • glycosylphosphatidylinositol biosynthesis
  • glycosylphosphatidylinositol biosynthetic process
  • GPI anchor anabolism
  • GPI anchor biosynthesis
  • GPI anchor formation
  • GPI anchor synthesis
  • GPI/GSI anchor biosynthesis
  • GPI/GSI anchor biosynthetic process
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of a glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchor that attaches some membrane proteins to the lipid bilayer of the cell membrane. The phosphatidylinositol group is linked via the C-6 hydroxyl residue of inositol to a carbohydrate chain which is itself linked to the protein via an ethanolamine phosphate group, its amino group forming an amide linkage with the C-terminal carboxyl of the protein. Some GPI anchors have variants on this canonical linkage.0198547684
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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