PIGA


Also found in: Acronyms.

PIGA

A gene on chromosome Xp22.1 that encodes a transmembrane protein required for the synthesis of N-acetylglucosaminyl-phosphatidylinositol, a very early intermediate in GPI-anchor biosynthesis.

Molecular pathology
Defects in PIGA cause multiple congenital anomalies-hypotonia-seizures syndrome type 2 and paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria.
References in periodicals archive ?
The 1998 expense ratio was negatively impacted by the effects of the elimination of the quota share reinsurance treaty and the corresponding reduction in ceding commissions as well as the pretax charge of $1,796,000 for PIGA.
Hosler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Although Old Guard's insurance company subsidiaries are fully reserved for past insolvencies reported by PIGA, these two new malpractice insurance company insolvencies are unprecedented in terms of the size of the assessment by PIGA.
Sult Pigas ear or feet for that matter may sound like a dish for the adventurous foodie, but you might be pleasantly surprised since many of Curacaoas natives canat get enough of this beloved dish.