glycosyl phosphatidylinositol


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glycosyl phosphatidylinositol

[glī¦kōs·əl fäs‚fäd·ə‚dil·i′nos·ə‚tȯl]
(biochemistry)
Any of a class of glycolipids that serve as membrane anchors for a multitude of proteins in organisms ranging from yeast to protozoa to humans.
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