Definition: a glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored membrane protein present on many hemopoietic cells, vascular endothelium, epithelial cells, and placenta that inhibits membrane complement attack and may be involved in T-cell signal transduction; absent or defective in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.
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