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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2020-01-07 20:56 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2020-01-07 20:56 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Drosophila melanogaster - Common Fruit Fly
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Biological function
Ubiquitin is a small protein of 76 amino acids, which is highly conserved in eukaryotes and may have many roles within the cell. Covalent attachment of ubiquitin can mark a protein for proteasomal degradation.
Additional Information
Additional Information
Drosophila melanogaster ubiquitin is an N-terminal peptide, which acts as a "spacer" in the translated polypeptide and is cleaved out to separate/release the connected protein. Ubiquitin also promotes higher expression of the linked protein, likely through improving protein stability and/or folding.

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