Glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol membrane anchors: the tale of a tail

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    Over the last few years we have learned of a new type of membrane anchorage for cell-surface proteins, the GPI anchors. We now have a good idea of their structure and biosynthesis, and indications of their specific functions in protozoa and mammals. The widespread distribution of GPI membrane anchors throughout the eukaryotes has led many researchers to work on various aspects of (GPI anchors. This has led to the w idespread exchange of data, ideas and techniques which has made the field a pleasure to work in.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)243-256
    Number of pages14
    JournalBiochemical Society Transactions
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1992
    EventTwenty-Eighth Colworth Medal Lecture - Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 18 Dec 199118 Dec 1991


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