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Acam  -  Androcam

Drosophila melanogaster

Synonyms: ACaM, And, CG17769, Calmodulin-related protein 97A, Camr97A, ...
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  • From the sequence differences and the altered calcium-binding properties it is likely that androcam differs from calmodulin in the conformation of residues in the second calcium-binding loop [3].


  1. Androcam is a tissue-specific light chain for myosin VI in the Drosophila testis. Frank, D.J., Martin, S.R., Gruender, B.N., Lee, Y.S., Simonette, R.A., Bayley, P.M., Miller, K.G., Beckingham, K.M. J. Biol. Chem. (2006) [Pubmed]
  2. A dicistronic gene pair within a cluster of "EF-hand" protein genes in the genomes of Drosophila species. Pavlik, P., Konduri, V., Massa, E., Simonette, R., Beckingham, K.M. Genomics (2006) [Pubmed]
  3. Conformational and metal-binding properties of androcam, a testis-specific, calmodulin-related protein from Drosophila. Martin, S.R., Lu, A.Q., Xiao, J., Kleinjung, J., Beckingham, K., Bayley, P.M. Protein Sci. (1999) [Pubmed]
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