Flygut: an atlas of the Drosophila adult midgut

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Gene name desat2
Flybase description The gene desat2 is referred to in FlyBase by the symbol Dmel\desat2 (CG5925, FBgn0043043).
Expression data along the gut
    Crop Cardia/R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Hindgut Full gut
    Ratio gene/RPL42 -42.6389 -25.2207 -39.739534 -38.4258 -49.33465 -46.8121 -50.31074 -39.007752
    Affimetrix absolute value 3.0 2.998 2.893 3.127 3.155 3.038 2.912 3.056
    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.
It is reported to have molecular function: stearoyl-CoA 9-desaturase activity.
It is reported to be involved in the biological process: fatty acid biosynthetic process; cuticle hydrocarbon biosynthetic process.
13 alleles are reported.
No phenotypic data is available.
It has one annotated transcript and one annotated polypeptide.
Protein features are: Fatty acid desaturase, type 1; Fatty acid desaturase, type 1, core.
Summary of modENCODE Temporal Expression Profile: Temporal profile ranges from a peak of high expression to a trough of very low expression.
Peak expression observed in adult female stages.