bab, bab-II, bric-a-brac, bric a brac, BTB-II
Low-frequency RNA-Seq exon junction(s) not annotated.
Gene model reviewed during 5.46
None of the polypeptides share 100% sequence identity.
1067 (aa); 145 (kD)
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is bab2 transcript is highly expressed in cells that form the terminal filament of the ovary. Low levels of transcript expression are observed in the apical cells, 'swarm cells' and some interstitial non-germ cells of the ovary. Transcript is expressed in the primordium of tarsal segments TS1-TS4 in leg imaginal discs.
bab2 expression shows a gradient from high expression in tarsal segment 4, to fainter expression in the metatarsus.
At 40 hAPF (P stage 7), bab2 is expressed at high levels and in a sexually dimorphic pattern. In females, bab2 is expressed in the A2-A7 segments, though with relatively less expression in the A5 and A6 segments compared to the levels in A2-A4. In males, expression is observed in segments A2-A4, and at progressively lower levels in segment A5 and A6. At 72 hAPF (P stage 9), bab2 remains expressed at high levels in female segments A2-A7. In males, bab2 is expressed in segments A2-A4, although the levels of expression were noticeably lower than that observed in the corresponding female segments. At 90 hAPF (P stage 14), both the sexually dimorphic pattern and levels of bab2 expression persists, including a very low level in the A2-A4 segments of males. In addition to this epidermal cell expression of bab2, a monomorphic pattern of expression is observed in the oenocytes for each segment at the mid-late and late time points.
bab2 protein is expressed at early embryonic stage 12 in cardiac precursor cells that expressed eve but not lbe. At the end of stage 12, bab2 protein is detected in cardioblasts, including those expressing lbe, and is expressed in all cardiac cells by stage 13. By stage 15, bab2 protein is expressed in the heart proper.
Protein is highly expressed in cells that form the terminal filament of the ovary. Lower levels of protein expression are observed in the apical cells, \'swarm cells\' and some interstitial non-germ cells of the ovary. Protein expression in the leg disc is graded with highest expression in TS3, TS4 and the proximal region of TS5 and lower expression in TS1 and TS2. Expression is also observed in the peripodial membrane and the periphery of the disc that gives rise to thorax structures.In the female genital disc strongest protein expression is observed in the vaginal plate primordium and the A8 tergite.In the male genital disc strongest protein expression is observed in a region of the male genital primordium.bab2-expressing cells are found in the central brain hemisphers and the thoracic ganglia.
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bab1 and bab2 are both required for normal development. The functions of bab1 and bab2 show both redundant and divergent aspects, with bab2 playing a predominant role in exerting "bab" function. Both bab1 and bab2 are required for normal ovarian development, but loss-of-function of bab2 causes a more severe ovarian phenotype. There is an overlapping but differential requirement for bab1 and bab2 in the pigmentation of different adult abdominal segments, with A7 being more dependent on bab1 and A5 being more dependent on bab2 activity. Only bab2 plays an essential role in leg development; a bab1 mutant does not cause a mutant leg phenotype, whereas even weak bab2 mutants show leg defects. The strongest defects in ovaries, legs and abdomen that are associated with the "bab" locus are only seen in mutants that are null for both bab1 and bab2.