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Gene product: MtN3 saliva family transmembrane protein
Organism: C. intestinalis
Summary of experiments2 splice forms of six exons, only the first one differs.
1st form is expressed in the, fertilized egg, larva, cleaving embryo and tailbud embryo.
2nd form (lacking the first 28 aa) is expressed only in larva.
Maternal expression up to 16-cell stage. Expression in the animal hemisphere at the 32- and 64-cell stage. Expression in muscle precursors and neural tube precursors at the margin of the vegetal hemisphere at the 110-cell stage. No expression detected at the neurula and gastrula stages.
Activity reported

An unknown factor regulates Ci-Rga in muscle, neural tube precursors in C. intestinalis (31)
Sequences available
ID Gene Description Organism Dataset Dataset ID
s00356 Ci-Rga -3000:+200 region of ci0100144301 C. intestinalis JGI 1 ci0100144301
s00357 Ci-Rga -3000:+200 region of ci0200221883 C. intestinalis JGI 2 ci0200221883
s00358 Ci-Rga -3000:+200 region of ENSCING00000005468 C. intestinalis JGI 2 ENSCING00000005468
  1. Hamada, M., Wada, S., Kobayashi, K., Satoh, N. (2005). "Ci-Rga, a gene encoding an MtN3/saliva family transmembrane protein, is essential for tissue differentiation during embryogenesis of the ascidian Ciona intestinalis." Differentiation 73:364-376. (PUBMED)