Caenorhabditis elegans essential gene gop-3, encoding i-51 protein, Gro-1 OPeron gene.
SUMMARY back to top
[Wormbase] gop-3 encodes an ortholog of the mammalian CGI-51 (comparative gene identification-51) proteins that display a high degree of similarity to the Haemophilus influenza D15 protective surface antigen; loss of gop-3 activity via large-scale RNAi screens indicates that GOP-3 is required for embryonic and larval development, as well as for normal postembryonic growth rates.
Wormbase predicts one model, 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 3 spliced variants

AceView synopsis, each blue text links to tables and details
Expression: According to AceView, this gene is expressed at high level, 3.6 times the average gene in this release, mostly from L1 larvae to adult [Kohara cDNAs]. The expression profile for the gene, derived from the proportion of animals at each stage in each Kohara library is: embryos 3%, L1 or L2 larvae 36%, L3 to adult (including dauer) 60%. See the in situ hybridization pattern in Kohara NextDB. The sequence of this gene is defined by 39 cDNA clones and 9 elements defined by RNA-seq, some from l1 (seen 12 times), mixed (10), l2 (8), l4 (4), embryo (once). We annotate structural defects or features in one cDNA clone.
Alternative mRNA variants and regulation: The gene contains 8 distinct gt-ag introns. Transcription produces 3 alternatively spliced mRNAs. Variant a is transpliced to SL1, SL2, SL3, SL4, SL7, SL5, SL6, b to SL7, SL2, c to SL6. There are 2 validated alternative polyadenylation sites (see the diagram). The mRNAs appear to differ by overlapping exons with different boundaries, splicing versus retention of one intron.
Function: There are 4 articles specifically referring to this gene in PubMed. In addition we point below to one abstract. This essential gene is associated to a phenotype (Embryonic Lethal, Gro-1 OPeron gene, SLow growth). Proteins are expected to localize in various compartments (cytoplasm, outer membrane).
Protein coding potential: The 3 spliced mRNAs putatively encode good proteins, altogether 3 different isoforms (3 complete), some containing Bacterial surface antigen (D15) domain [Pfam].

Please quote: AceView: a comprehensive cDNA-supported gene and transcripts annotation, Genome Biology 2006, 7(Suppl 1):S12.
Map on chromosome III, links to other databases and other names
Map: This essential gene gop-3 maps on chomosome III at position -1.90 (interpolated). In AceView, it covers 3.15 kb, from 5260653 to 5263800 (WS190), on the direct strand.
Links to: WormBase, NextDB, RNAiDB.
Other names: The gene is also known in Wormgenes/AceView by its positional name 3G351, in Wormbase by its cosmid.number name C34E10.1, in NextDB, the Nematode expression pattern database, as CEYK7600.
Closest AceView homologs in other species ?
The closest human gene, according to BlastP, is the AceView gene SAMM50.
The closest mouse gene, according to BlastP, is the AceView gene Samm50 (e=6 10-56).
The closest A.thaliana genes, according to BlastP, are the AceView genes AT3G11070, AT5G05520
          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 uORF Upstream sequence Transcription
Downstream sequence
a 1525 bp 434 aa 14 bp 206 bp 2kb including Promoter 3148 bp 1kb
b 1561 bp 341 aa 14 bp 521 bp 2kb including Promoter 3138 bp 1kb
c 1525 bp 242 aa 598 bp 198 bp 699 bp 2kb including Promoter 3140 bp 1kb

Gene neighbors and Navigator on chromosome III 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
Please see these 4 articles in PubMed.
In addition we found 1 papers for which we do not have a PubMed identifier
? Gene Summary Gene on genome mRNA:.a, .b, .c Alternative mRNAs features, proteins, introns, exons, sequences Expression Tissue Function, regulation, related genes DC

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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