Gene model reviewed during 5.46
There is only one protein coding transcript and one polypeptide associated with this gene
Interacts with piwi.
The zinc fingers are required for transcriptional silencing activity.
Click to get a list of regulatory features (enhancers, TFBS, etc.) and gene disruptions (point mutations, indels, etc.) within or overlapping Dmel\arx using the Feature Mapper tool.
GBrowse - Visual display of RNA-Seq signalsView Dmel\arx in GBrowse 2
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.
The gene is named "asterix" because of its small size, yet powerful role in transposon silencing.