columbus, clb, l(3)01152, HMGCoAr, HMG-CoA reductase
catalyzes the biosynthesis of a mevalonate precursor for isoprenoids - functions in the hedgehog signaling pathway, implicated in the production of a signal by the somatic gonadal precursor cells that attracts migrating germ cells
Gene model reviewed during 5.47
Low-frequency RNA-Seq exon junction(s) not annotated.
Gene model reviewed during 6.02
There is only one protein coding transcript and one polypeptide associated with this gene
916 (aa); 98 (kD predicted)
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Hmgcr transcripts are expressed in a dynamic pattern in the embryo. They are expressed in the target tissue of the primordial germ cells (PGCs) which is the gonadal mesoderm. Expression in the mesoderm is initially broad and then is restricted to a segmental pattern. This occurs at the stage when the PGCs migrate from the endoderm to the mesoderm. Mesodermal expression of Hmgcr is limited to a cluster of cells in each of parasegments 10, 11, and 12 at the location of the gonadal mesoderm. The three clusters of Hmgcr-expressing cells join to form a continuous band, which is tightly associated with the PGCs. Expression is also observed in the dorsal vessel, in regions of the foregut, midgut, and hindgut, in clusters of cells along the ventral midline, and in the salivary gland.
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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.
Source for merge of Hmgcr BcDNA:LD15354 was a shared cDNA ( date:030728 ).
Ortholog of B. mori juvenile-hormone-related gene (involved in JH biosynthesis, metabolism or signaling).
Isolated in an EMS mutagenesis screen to identify zygotic mutations affecting germ cell migration at discrete points during embryogenesis.
Mutants exhibit specific germ cell migration defects.
The Hmgcr gene product has a critical developmental function in providing spatial information to guide migrating primordial germ cells.
Encodes 3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG CoA) reductase, the rate-controlling enzyme for cholesterol synthesis in mammals. In D.melanogaster, the enzyme is not regulated by sterols (Brown et al., 1983; Silberkang et al., 1983); it synthesizes mevalonate for the production of nonsterol isoprenoids which are needed for growth and differentiation. The enzyme is found in cultured Kc and Schneider cells.