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emp  -  epithelial membrane protein

Drosophila melanogaster

Synonyms: CG2727, Dmel\CG2727
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High impact information on emp

  • Stardust (Sdt) and Discs-Large (Dlg) are membrane-associated guanylate kinases (MAGUKs) involved in the organization of supramolecular protein complexes at distinct epithelial membrane compartments in Drosophila [1].
  • During larval development, we detect emp transcripts in the epithelial cells of wing imaginal discs, in the precursor cells for adult epidermal structures [2].
  • The emp protein, as predicted from the nucleotide sequence, is 519 amino acid residues long [2].

Biological context of emp


  1. Cell type-specific recruitment of Drosophila Lin-7 to distinct MAGUK-based protein complexes defines novel roles for Sdt and Dlg-S97. Bachmann, A., Timmer, M., Sierralta, J., Pietrini, G., Gundelfinger, E.D., Knust, E., Thomas, U. J. Cell. Sci. (2004) [Pubmed]
  2. A Drosophila gene encoding an epithelial membrane protein with homology to CD36/LIMP II. Hart, K., Wilcox, M. J. Mol. Biol. (1993) [Pubmed]
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