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Prestin  -  CG5485 gene product from transcript CG5485-RA

Drosophila melanogaster

Synonyms: CG5485, Dmel\CG5485, Slc26a5, dPrestin, dpres
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High impact information on Prestin

  • Prestin, the fifth member of the anion transporter family SLC26, is the outer hair cell molecular motor thought to be responsible for active mechanical amplification in the mammalian cochlea [1].


  1. Expression of prestin-homologous solute carrier (SLC26) in auditory organs of nonmammalian vertebrates and insects. Weber, T., Gopfert, M.C., Winter, H., Zimmermann, U., Kohler, H., Meier, A., Hendrich, O., Rohbock, K., Robert, D., Knipper, M. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (2003) [Pubmed]
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