To return to FlyBase, see FlyBase Gene Report: Dmel\MtnB.
The gene Metallothionein B is referred to in FlyBase by the symbol Dmel\MtnB (CG4312, FBgn0002869). It is a protein_coding_gene from Drosophila melanogaster. There is experimental evidence that it has the molecular function: metal ion binding; copper ion binding. Based on sequence similarity, it is predicted to be involved in the biological process: response to metal ion. 14 alleles are reported. No phenotypic data is available. It has one annotated transcript and one annotated polypeptide. Protein features are: Metallothionein, family 5, Diptera. Summary of modENCODE Temporal Expression Profile: Temporal profile ranges from a peak of very high expression to a trough of no expression detected. Peak expression observed at stages throughout the larval period, at stages throughout the pupal period. Summary of FlyAtlas Anatomical Expression Data: Expression at high levels in the following post-embryonic organs or tissues: larval/adult midgut, adult heart. Comments on Affy2 ProbeSet: ProbeSet 1630291_at completely aligns to an exonic region of the only FlyBase-annotated transcript isoform of MtnB. Gene sequence location is 3R:16328960..16329340.