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Glycosylphosphatidylinositols

Synonym(s)

  • glycosylate phosphatidylinositol
  • glycosylphosphatidylinositol
  • glycosyl phosphatidylinositol

Definition(s)

Compounds containing carbohydrate or glycosyl groups linked to phosphatidylinositols; they act to anchor proteins or polysaccharides to cell membranes.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Compounds containing carbohydrate or glycosyl groups linked to phosphatidylinositols. They anchor GPI-linked proteins or polysaccharides to cell membranes.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 20, 2014