β-tubulin, tubulin, β tubulin, βtubulin, βTub98C
Low-frequency RNA-Seq exon junction(s) not annotated.
Gene model reviewed during 5.47
None of the polypeptides share 100% sequence identity.
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For each fully sequenced cDNA the DGRC maintains various forms of the cDNA (e.g tagged or untagged) in several different host vectors for subsequent cloning and expression in Drosophila and Drosophila cell lines.
Source for merge of: βTub97EF CG4869
Tubulins are the main structural components of microtubules in mitotic and meiotic spindles, cilia, flagella, neural processes and the cytoskeleton; nontubulin proteins (MAPS or microtubule-associated proteins) are involved along with tubulins in the formation of specialized microtubules (Theurkauf, Baum, Bo and Wensink, 1986; Rudolph, Kimble, Hoyle, Subler and Raff, 1987). Tubulin proteins are found in a wide variety of species from unicellular organisms to man; their biochemical and molecular structure is highly conserved. The α- and β-subunits from different organisms can be combined in vitro into hybrid microtubule structures and there is a high level of primary amino acid sequence identity in the proteins (Sanchez, Natzle, Cleveland, Kirschner and McCarthy, 1980; Raff, 1984). In D.melanogaster, two multigene families, each made up of four members, code for α- and β-tubulins, each tubulin subunit being a 55,000 dalton polypeptide. The tubulin genes in each multigene family are dispersed in the second and/or third chromosomes rather than arranged in clusters. βTub97EF is a structural gene for β-tubulin. It is transcribed into mRNA that occurs ubiquitously throughout development. βTub97EF is expressed coordinately with βTub56D, but the βTub97EF transcripts are much less prevalent. They occur at highest concentration during the first half of embryogenesis and the first and second larval instars (Natzle and McCarthy, 1984). No protein variant has been described (Gasch et al., 1988).