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Information on EC - glycosylphosphatidylinositol diacylglycerol-lyase

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This enzyme is also active when O-4 of the glucosamine is substituted by carrying the oligosaccharide that can link a protein to the structure. It therefore cleaves proteins from the lipid part of the glycosylphostphatidylinositol (GPI) anchors. In some cases, the long-chain acyl group at the sn-1 position of glycerol is replaced by an alkyl or alk-1-enyl group. In other cases, the diacylglycerol is replaced by ceramide (see Lip-1.4 and Lip-1.5 for definition). The only characterized enzyme with this specificity is from Trypanosoma brucei, where the acyl groups are myristoyl, but the function of the trypanosome enzyme is unknown. Substitution on O-2 of the inositol blocks action of this enzyme. It is not identical with EC, glycosylphosphatidylinositol phospholipase D.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Eukaryota, Bacteria
glycosylphosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase c, gpi-plcp, glycosylphosphatidylinositol phospholipase c, gpi-phospholipase c, glycosylphosphatidylinositol-phospholipase c, vsg-lipase, gpi-plc enzyme, glycan-phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase c, gpi-phospholipase c polypeptide, more
6-(alpha-D-glucosaminyl)-1-phosphatidyl-1D-myo-inositol = 6-(alpha-D-glucosaminyl)-1D-myo-inositol 1,2-cyclic phosphate + 1,2-diacyl-sn-glycerol
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