One name for the covalent assembly of sugars linked to phosphatidyl inositol joined to the C-terminal residue of many proteins by a modified ethanolamine residue. Also called a greasy foot. Another term for this modification is glypiation. The function of the pigtail is to act as the sole anchor of the protein to the external surface of the lipid bilayer. The moiety is added to the protein during co-translational insertion into the ER membrane on the luminal side. The addition is synchronized with the removal of a large C-terminal polypeptide sequence that is usually hydrophobic and could itself have formed a membrane anchor. The surface proteins of many unicellular protozoa very commonly have this modification, the best known being the variable surface glycoprotein of trypanosomes and of malaria parasites. Examples are probably present in all eukaryotic plasma membranes.
A length of optical fibre or cable attached to a connector or component intended to facilitate jointing between that component and another optical fibre or component. Usually buffered fibre only with a connector at 1 end only - the other is spliced.
In the context of hairstyles, the usage of the term pigtail (twintail or twin tail) shows considerable variation. According to most dictionaries, a pigtail is a braid of tightly woven hair. The name is based on the short, thin, kinked tail of a pig, referring to the way a short, tight braid may stand out from the scalp through asymmetric tension o...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigtail
• (n.) The tail of a pig. • (n.) A kind of twisted chewing tobacco. • (n.) A cue, or queue.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/pigtail/
a plait of braided hairFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
Pig'tail` noun 1.
The tail of a pig. 2. (Hair Dressing)
A cue, or queue. J. & H. Smith. 3.
A kind of twisted chewing tobacco. « The tobacco he usually cheweth, called pigtail
.» Swift. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/P/87
A length of optical fibre with one 'bare end' and the other end terminated in a connector.
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One name for the covalent assembly of sugars linked to phosphatidyl inositol joined to the C terminal residue of many proteins by a modified ethanolamine residue. Also called a greasy foot. Another term for this modification is glypiation. The function of the pigtail is to act as the sole anchor of the protein to the external surface of the lipid b...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
Pigtail was 19th century British slang for a Chinese person.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/ZP.HTM
- a braid of hair on either side of the faceFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=pigtail
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