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PIGY

A gene on chromosome 4q22.1 that encodes a component of the GPI-GlcNAc transferase (GPI-GnT) complex in the endoplasmic reticulum which catalyses the transfer of GlcNAc to an acceptor phosphatidylinositol, the first step in the production of GPI-anchors for cell surface proteins.
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prey

any animal species that is fed upon by another (the PREDATOR).
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One by one the other Internet providers have fallen prey to the big European hunters this year.
The bill, a pet project of the American Medical Association, may have fallen prey to politics; the speaker reportedly is upset with AMA lobbyists who have pushed hard for HMO patient rights legislation.
Since every force in the universe eventually begets a countervailing force, there seems to be a wonderful business opportunity here for some enterprising accounting firm to create a competing service called the "flapdoodle audit." This is a process whereby an accounting firm would determine to what extent the organization had fallen prey to an epidemic of hokum, bunkum, twaddle, tish-tosh, and horse-bleep.
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Beebe admits he has fallen prey to these ambiguities in the past.