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Kurzik-Dumke, U., Gundacker, D., Rentrop, M., Gateff, E. (1995). Tumor suppression in Drosophila is causally related to the function of the lethal(2)tumorous imaginal discs gene, a dnaJ homolog.  Dev. Genet. 16(1): 64--76.
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FBrf0080183
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The Drosophila melanogaster tumor suppressor gene lethal(2)tumorous imaginal discs (l(2)tid) causes in homozygotes malignant growth of cells of the imaginal discs and the death of the mutant larvae at the time of puparium formation. We describe the molecular cloning of the l(2)tid+ gene and its temporal expression pattern in the wild-type and mutant alleles. Germ line rescue of the tumor phenotype was achieved with a 7.0 kb Hindlll-fragment derived from the polytene chromosome band 59F5. The l(2)tid+ gene spans approximately 2.5 kb of genomic DNA. The protein coding region, 1,696 bps long, is divided by an intron into two exons. The predicted Tid56 protein contains 518 amino acids and possesses a theoretical molecular weight of 56 kDa. It shows significant homology to all known DnaJ related proteins from bacteria, yeast, and man. The possible function of the Tid56 protein in tumor suppression is delineated.

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    English
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    Abbreviation
    Dev. Genet.
    Title
    Developmental Genetics
    Publication Year
    1979-1999
    ISBN/ISSN
    0192-253X
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