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General Information
Name
NIMROD GENES
Species
D. melanogaster
Symbol
NIMR
FlyBase ID
FBgg0000204
Date last reviewed
2013-05-20
Number of members
10
Description
Description

The Nimrod family of genes is characterised by the presence of NIM repeats, closely related to the EGF-repeat. They encode proteins which are secreted or integral to the plasma membrane. The Nimrod genes have been linked to the innate immune response and some members of this family have been shown to act as receptors for bacterial or apoptic cell phagocytosis. (Adapted from FBrf0212245).

Notes on Group

The Nimrod genes cluster at 34E on chromosome 2 (FBrf0212245, FBrf0195027).

Source Material
The NIMROD GENES Gene Group has been compiled by FlyBase curators using the following publication(s): Somogyi et al., 2010 and Kurucz et al., 2007 .
Key Gene Ontology (GO) terms
Molecular Function
Biological Process
Cellular Component
Related Gene Groups
Members (10)
For all members:
Gene Symbol
Gene Name
Also Known As
Source Material for Membership
Nimrod A
DS00180.5, BG:DS00180.5, j, jaunty
Nimrod C1
BG:DS00180.10, nimrod, P1
Nimrod C3
l(2)br30, l(2)k00811, BG:DS05899.2, br30, l(2)34Fa
Nimrod C4
simu, BG:DS05899.3, six-microns-under, six microns under
External Data
Equivalent Group(s)
Other resource(s)
Synonyms and Secondary IDs
Synonym(s)
NIMR
NIMROD GENES
Nimrod Superfamily
Nim
Secondary FlyBase ID(s)
References (3)