EF-hand-like motif found in Drosophila melanogaster discontinuous actin hexagon (DAH) and similar proteins
DAH, the product of the dah (discontinuous actin hexagon) gene, is a Drosophila homolog to vertebrate dystrotelin. It is tightly membrane-associated and highly phosphorylated in a time-dependent fashion. DAH plays an essential role in the process of cellularization, and is associated with vesicles that convene at the cleavage furrow. The absence of DAH leads the severe disruption of the cleavage furrows around the nuclei and development stalls. DAH contains a compact cluster of domains comprising four EF-hand-like motifs and a ZZ-domain, followed by a looser region with two coiled-coils.