Gurken localisation signal

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Gurken localisation signal
Symbol Gurken
Rfam RF00626
Other data
RNA type Cis-reg
Domain(s) Eukaryota
SO 0005836

The Gurken localisation signal is an RNA regulatory element conserved across many species of the fruitfly genus Drosophila. The element consists of a RNA stem loop within the coding region that forms a signal for dynein-mediated Gurken mRNA transport to a cap near the oocyte nucleus.[1]


  1. ^ Van De Bor V, Hartswood E, Jones C, Finnegan D, Davis I (2005). "gurken and the I factor retrotransposon RNAs share common localization signals and machinery". Dev. Cell. 9 (1): 51–62. doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2005.04.012. PMID 15992540. 

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