Cry, dcy, drosocrystallin
Gene model reviewed during 5.51
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Cry transcripts are first detected weakly in 2 day pupae on northern blots. Signal is very strong in 3 and 4 day pupae and is again weak in young adults. In situ hybridization shows that the mRNA is restricted to cells below the lens. These are most likely the primary pigment cells and/or the cone cells. It is also expressed in the ocelli, probably in the corneagenous cells and the retinula cells.
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The biochemical properties of a 52kD protein have been characterised by purification, N-terminal sequencing and amino acid analysis. Antibody staining shows the protein is localised specifically to the electron dense layer of the laminated corneal lens of the compound eye. The protein plays a structural role and participates in the formation of the corneal lens and its alternative refractive indicies.