Drumstick is a zinc finger protein that antagonizes Lines to control patterning and morphogenesis of the Drosophila hindgut.

@article{Green2002DrumstickIA,
  title={Drumstick is a zinc finger protein that antagonizes Lines to control patterning and morphogenesis of the Drosophila hindgut.},
  author={Ryan B. Green and Victor Hatini and Katherine A. Johansen and Xue-jun Liu and Judith A. Lengyel},
  journal={Development},
  year={2002},
  volume={129 15},
  pages={3645-56}
}
Elongation of the Drosophila embryonic hindgut epithelium occurs by a process of oriented cell rearrangement requiring the genes drumstick (drm) and lines (lin). The elongating hindgut becomes subdivided into domains -- small intestine, large intestine and rectum -- each characterized by a specific pattern of gene expression dependent upon normal drm and lin function. We show that drm encodes an 81 amino acid (10 kDa) zinc finger protein that is a member of the Odd-skipped family. drm… CONTINUE READING