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General Information
Name
PICKPOCKET GENES
Species
D. melanogaster
Symbol
PPK
FlyBase ID
FBgg0000201
Date last reviewed
2016-10-05
Number of members
31
Description
Description

The degenerin (DEG)/epithial Na+ channel (ENaC) gene family, known as the pickpocket genes in Drosophila, encodes subunits of non-voltage gated, amiloride-sensitive cation channels. Channels may be formed by homo- or heteromeric arrangements of subunits. Each subunit has two transmembrane domains and a large cysteine-rich extracellular loop domain. They are functionally diverse, with roles in fluid and salt absorbance, mechanosensation and chemosensation. (Adapted from FBrf0220901 and FBrf0159284).

Notes on Group
Source Material
The PICKPOCKET GENES Gene Group has been compiled by FlyBase curators using the following publication(s): Zelle et al., 2013, Ben-Shahar, 2012.2.9, and Ben-Shahar, 2011 .
Key Gene Ontology (GO) terms
Molecular Function
Biological Process
Related Gene Groups
Members (31)
For all members:
Gene Symbol
Gene Name
Also Known As
Source Material for Membership
pickpocket
ppk1, pickpocket1, dmdNaC1, pickpocket 1, Drifter
External Data
Other resource(s)
Synonyms and Secondary IDs
Synonym(s)
PPK
PICKPOCKET GENES
Pickpocket channels
Degenerins
Epithial Na+ channels
ppk
DEG
ENaC
Secondary FlyBase ID(s)
References (4)