collagen IV, collagen IV α2, l(2)01209, DmColA2
along with Collagen IV, the main component of basement membranes - synthesized by the fat body, secreted to the hemolymph, and incorporated into the basement membrane - determines organ shape - regulates BMP signaling
Gene model reviewed during 5.46
Low-frequency RNA-Seq exon junction(s) not annotated.
6.337 (longest cDNA)
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Please Note This section lists cDNAs and ESTs that fall within the genomic extent of the gene model, which may include cDNAs and ESTs of genes within introns, or of overlapping genes. Please see GBrowse for alignment of the cDNAs and ESTs to the gene model.
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.
Identification: Enhancer trap expression pattern survey for loci expressed in the ring gland.
Identified in an enhancer-trap screen for insertions expressed in the fat body and haemocytes. May encode a collagen.
The expression in immune tissues that are involved in both attack and defense, and the persistence of the few survivors as larvae led to the gene being named "viking".