zinc finger - regulates cell identity in the peripheral nervous system - a binary genetic switch that acts to repress a multiple dendritic arbor and promote single-dendrite morphology - controls nociceptive behavior in sensory neurons
Annotated transcripts do not represent all possible combinations of alternative exons and/or alternative promoters.
Annotated transcripts do not represent all supported alternative splices within 5' UTR.
Gene model reviewed during 5.45
Gene model reviewed during 6.32
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"ham" does not correspond to "l(2)36Fd"; mutations in these two genes complement each other.
Annotations CG15907 and CG31753 merged as CG31753 (which corresponds to ham) in release 3.2 of the genome annotation.
Annotations CG10568 and CG15906 merged as CG31753 in release 3 of the genome annotation.
Source for merge of hamlet CG15907 CG31753 was sequence comparison ( date:021223 ).
dsRNA has been made from templates generated with primers directed against this gene. ham RNAi results in supernumerary class I neurons.
In ham mutant external sensory organs, the internal cell types (external sensory neuron and thecogen) are converted to external cell types via a cousin-cousin cell-fate respecification event.
Loss of ham function in hamlet mutant embryos results in a switch of neural fate; the ES neuron is transformed into an MD neuron.
ham acts as a binary genetic switch that acts to repress a multiple dendritic arbor (multidendritic neuron fate) and promotes single-dendrite morphology (external sensory neuron fate).
Mutants show altered cell fates in the external sensory organ lineage; the fate of the IIIb daughters is altered, with the sensory neuron being converted to a second multiple dendritic neuron and the glia being converted to a second trichogen.
The gene is named "hamlet" after the "To be or not to be" soliloquy in the Shakespeare play of the same name, as mutations of the gene appear to affect determination of cells descended from the IIB precursor of the external sensory organ precursor cell lineage.