Caenorhabditis elegans gene ife-4, encoding translation Initiation Factor 4E eIF4E.
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Complete gene on genome diagram:
[Wormbase] The ife-4 gene encodes a member of the Initiation Factor 4E (eIF4E) family.
Wormbase predicts one model
AceView synopsis, each blue text links to tables and details
According to AceView, this gene is well expressed
, 1.1 times the average gene in this release. The sequence
of this gene is defined by 7 cDNA clones
and 8 elements defined by RNA-seq.
The gene contains 3 distinct gt-ag introns
. Transcription produces one mRNA. Variant a is transpliced to SL1.
There are 4 articles
specifically referring to this gene in PubMed. In addition we point below
to 4 abstracts. Functionally, the gene has been proposed to participate in a process
(translational initiation). Proteins are expected to have molecular functions
(RNA binding activity, translation initiation factor activity) and to localize
The spliced mRNA putatively encodes a good protein
, containing Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E (eIF-4E) domain
Please quote: AceView: a comprehensive cDNA-supported gene and transcripts annotation, Genome Biology 2006, 7(Suppl 1):S12
Map on chromosome X, links to other databases and other names
This gene ife-4 maps on chomosome X at position -18.76 (interpolated). In AceView, it covers 2.04 kb
, from 1104210 to 1106249 (WS190), on the direct strand.
Links to: WormBase
The gene is also known in Wormgenes/AceView by its positional name XB723, in Wormbase by its cosmid.number name C05D9.5.
Compact gene diagram
Sequences: click on the numbers to get the DNA
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.
Mouse over the ending of each transcript gives tissues from which the supporting cDNAs were extracted. Details on tissue of origin for each intron and exon is available from the intron and exons table
Click on any transcript to open the specific mRNA page, to see the exact cDNA clone support and eventual SNPs and to get details on tissues, sequences, mRNA and protein annotations. Proteins supported by a single continuous cDNA sequence lead to underlining the name/ending of the variant. Names not underlined result from cDNA concatenation in the coding region and should be experimentally checked.
are depicted by broken lines; the height of the top of each intron reflects the relative number of clones supporting this intron. ]^[ A pink broken line
denotes an intron with standard boundaries (gt-ag or gc-ag) that is exactly supported (i.e. a cDNA sequence exactly matches the genome over 16 bp, 8 on both sides of the intron). ] ^ ] A blue broken line
denotes non-standard introns, exactly supported, but with non-standard at-ac or any other boundaries. ]-[ Pink
and ] - ] blue
straight lines represent 'fuzzy' introns of the standard and non-standard types respectively, those introns do not follow the 16 bp rule. Black straight lines ]-[denote gaps in the alignments.
Wide filled pink areas represent putative protein coding regions, narrow empty pink boxes represent the 5'UTR (on the left) and 3' UTR (on the right). Flags identify validated endings: cap site on the 5' side, polyadenylation site on the 3' side. Filled flags correspond to frequent events while empty flags have lesser supporting cDNAs (yet all are validated); at the 3' side, black flags are associated to the main AATAAA signal, blue flags
to any single letter variant of the main . More explanations are given in the gene help file
Gene neighbors and Navigator on chromosome X
Annotated mRNA diagrams
The mRNAs diagrams with the aligned cDNA sequence accessions and their mismatches are available in the mRNA pages accessible from the tab at the top of the page, or here:
In Flash: .a
or in GIF: .a
Please see these 4 articles in PubMed
In addition we found 4 papers for which we do not have a PubMed identifier
- GB:AF214651_2 Submitted (10-DEC-1999) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71130-3932, USA
- [wm99p467] Two of the five isoforms of protein synthesis initiation factor eIF4E, which distinguish between mono- and trimethylated mRNA caps, are essential for viability in C. elegans
- [wm2001p1099] Characterization of translation initiation factor eIF4E in C. elegans development
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 see the mRNA diagram, sequence and annotation, click the 'mRNA' tab. To examine expression data from all cDNAs clustered in this gene by AceView, click the 'Expression tissue'.
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