Flygut: an atlas of the Drosophila adult midgut

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Gene name Eaat2
Flybase description The gene Excitatory amino acid transporter 2 is referred to in FlyBase by the symbol Dmel\Eaat2 (CG3159, FBgn0026438).
Expression data along the gut
    Crop Cardia/R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Hindgut Full gut
    Ratio gene/RPL42 -56.2597 -28.5563 -52.427093 -69.8475 -83.080492 -74.4612 -68.16578 -59.340653
    Affimetrix absolute value 2.598 2.81 2.49 2.27 2.391 2.345 2.477 2.411
    Affymetric present call in "x" number of chips 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Intestinal gene expression in different physiological conditions
Ecc15: flies orally infected with Erwinia carotovora carotovora 15.
Pe: flies orally infected with Pseudomonas entomophila.
Pe gacA: flies orally infecte with Pseudomonas entomophila gacA.
For methods and description, see Buchon et al. 2009, Cell Host Microbe, and Chakrabarti et al. 2012, Cell Host Microbe.
Gene details (from Flybase) It is a protein_coding_gene from Drosophila melanogaster.
There is experimental evidence that it has the molecular function: L-aspartate transmembrane transporter activity; taurine:sodium symporter activity.
There is experimental evidence that it is involved in the biological process: taurine transport.
11 alleles are reported.
No phenotypic data is available.
It has 3 annotated transcripts and 3 annotated polypeptides.
Protein features are: Sodium:dicarboxylate symporter; Sodium:dicarboxylate symporter, conserved site.
Summary of modENCODE Temporal Expression Profile: Temporal profile ranges from a peak of moderately high expression to a trough of extremely low expression.
Peak expression observed during late pupal stages, in adult male stages.