Caenorhabditis elegans gene frs-3, encoding phenylalanyl tRNA synthetase.
SUMMARY back to top
Wormbase predicts 2 models, but Caenorhabditis elegans cDNA sequences in GenBank, dbEST, Trace and SRA, filtered against clone rearrangements, coaligned on the genome and clustered in a minimal non-redundant way by the manually supervised AceView program, support at least 4 spliced variants

AceView synopsis, each blue text links to tables and details
Expression: According to AceView, this gene is expressed at high level, 2.8 times the average gene in this release. The expression profile for the gene, derived from the proportion of animals at each stage in each Kohara library is: embryos 33%, L1 or L2 larvae 8%, L3 to adult (including dauer) 58%. See the in situ hybridization pattern in Kohara NextDB. The sequence of this gene is defined by 21 cDNA clones and 16 elements defined by RNA-seq, some from embryo (seen 9 times), mixed (5), l4 (2), l1 (once), l2 (once). We annotate structural defects or features in 2 cDNA clones.
Alternative mRNA variants and regulation: The gene contains 12 distinct gt-ag introns. Transcription produces 4 alternatively spliced mRNAs. Variant a is transpliced to SL7, SL3, SL1, SL2, SL6, SL4, b to SL1. There are 3 probable alternative promotors, 2 non overlapping alternative last exons and 3 validated alternative polyadenylation sites (see the diagram). The mRNAs appear to differ by truncation of the 5' end, truncation of the 3' end, presence or absence of a cassette exon, overlapping exons with different boundaries.
Function: There is zero article specifically referring to this gene in PubMed. In addition we point below to 2 abstracts. Functionally, the gene has been proposed to participate in processes (phenylalanyl-tRNA aminoacylation, protein biosynthesis, tRNA processing). Proteins are expected to have molecular functions (ATP binding activity, magnesium ion binding activity, nucleotide binding activity, phenylalanine-tRNA ligase activity, tRNA binding activity) and to localize in various compartments (mitochondrion, cytoplasm).
Protein coding potential: 3 spliced mRNAs putatively encode good proteins, altogether 3 different isoforms (2 complete, 1 COOH complete), some containing domains Phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetase, beta subunit, ferrodoxin-fold anticodon-binding, Phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetase, class IIc [Pfam], a coiled coil stretch [Psort2]. The remaining mRNA variant (spliced; partial) appears not to encode a good protein.

Please quote: AceView: a comprehensive cDNA-supported gene and transcripts annotation, Genome Biology 2006, 7(Suppl 1):S12.
Map on chromosome V, links to other databases and other names
Map: This gene frs-3 maps on chomosome V at position +23.71 (interpolated). In AceView, it covers 9.59 kb, from 19902822 to 19893238 (WS190), on the reverse strand.
Links to: WormBase, NextDB, RNAiDB.
Other names: The gene is also known in Wormgenes/AceView by its positional name 5U368, in Wormbase by its cosmid.number name Y60A3A.13, in NextDB, the Nematode expression pattern database, as CEYK5194.
Closest AceView homologs in other species ?
The closest human gene, according to BlastP, is the AceView gene FARS2.
The closest mouse gene, according to BlastP, is the AceView gene Fars2 (e= 10-118).
The closest A.thaliana gene, according to BlastP, is the AceView gene AT3G58140
          Complete gene on genome diagram: back to top
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This diagram shows in true scale the gene on the genome, the mRNAs and the cDNA clones.
Compact gene diagram back to top
Alternative mRNAs are shown aligned from 5' to 3' on a virtual genome where introns have been shrunk to a minimal length. Exon size is proportional to length, intron height reflects the number of cDNAs supporting each intron, the small numbers show the support of the introns in deep sequencing (with details in mouse-over) . Introns of the same color are identical, of different colors are different. 'Good proteins' are pink, partial or not-good proteins are yellow, uORFs are green. 5' cap or3' poly A flags show completeness of the transcript.
Sequences: click on the numbers to get the DNA back to top
mRNA variant mRNA matching the genome Best predicted protein 5' UTR 3' UTR Upstream sequence Transcription
Downstream sequence
a 1691 bp 458 aa 313 bp 2kb including Promoter 9585 bp 1kb
b 682 bp 163 aa 51 bp 139 bp 2kb including Promoter 3373 bp 1kb
c 301 bp 82 aa 54 bp 2kb probably including promoter 1105 bp 1kb
d 254 bp 55 aa 89 bp 2kb 978 bp 1kb

Gene neighbors and Navigator on chromosome V back to top
ZOOM OUT                 D:disease, C:conserved, I:interactions, R:regulation, P:publications        
Annotated mRNA diagrams back to top
Bibliography back to top
In addition we found 2 papers for which we do not have a PubMed identifier
? Gene Summary Gene on genome mRNA:.a, .b, .c, .d Alternative mRNAs features, proteins, introns, exons, sequences Expression Tissue Function, regulation, related genes C

To mine knowledge about the gene, please click the 'Gene Summary' or the 'Function, regulation, related genes ' tab at the top of the page. The 'Gene Summary' page includes all we learnt about the gene, functional annotations of neighboring genes, maps, links to other sites and the bibliography. The 'Function, regulation, related genes ' page includes Diseases (D), Pathways, GO annotations, conserved domains (C), interactions (I) reference into function, and pointers to all genes with the same functional annotation.
To compare alternative variants, their summarized annotations, predicted proteins, introns and exons, or to access any sequence, click the 'Alternative mRNAs features' tab. To see a specific mRNA variant diagram, sequence and annotation, click the variant name in the 'mRNA' tab. To examine expression data from all cDNAs clustered in this gene by AceView, click the 'Expression tissue'.

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