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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677185/patterning-mechanisms-diversify-neuroepithelial-domains-in-the-drosophila-optic-placode
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Abhishek Kumar Mishra, F Javier Bernardo-Garcia, Cornelia Fritsch, Tim-Henning Humberg, Boris Egger, Simon G Sprecher
The central nervous system develops from monolayered neuroepithelial sheets. In a first step patterning mechanisms subdivide the seemingly uniform epithelia into domains allowing an increase of neuronal diversity in a tightly controlled spatial and temporal manner. In Drosophila, neuroepithelial patterning of the embryonic optic placode gives rise to the larval eye primordium, consisting of two photoreceptor (PR) precursor types (primary and secondary), as well as the optic lobe primordium, which during larval and pupal stages develops into the prominent optic ganglia...
April 20, 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661224/notch-signals-modulate-lgl-mediated-tumorigenesis-by-the-activation-of-jnk-signaling
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Maimuna Sali Paul, Ankita Singh, Debdeep Dutta, Mousumi Mutsuddi, Ashim Mukherjee
OBJECTIVES: Oncogenic potential of Notch signaling and its cooperation with other factors to affect proliferation are widely established. Notch exhibits a cooperative effect with loss of a cell polarity gene, scribble to induce neoplastic overgrowth. Oncogenic Ras also show cooperative effect with loss of cell polarity genes such as scribble (scrib), lethal giant larvae (lgl) and discs large to induce neoplastic overgrowth and invasion. Our study aims at assessing the cooperation of activated Notch with loss of function of lgl in tumor overgrowth, and the mode of JNK signaling activation in this context...
April 16, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629869/a-population-of-adult-satellite-like-cells-in-drosophila-is-maintained-through-a-switch-in-rna-isoforms
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Hadi Boukhatmi, Sarah Bray
Adult stem cells are important for tissue maintenance and repair. One key question is how such cells are specified and then protected from differentiation for a prolonged period. Investigating the maintenance of Drosophila muscle progenitors (MPs) we demonstrate that it involves a switch in zfh1/ZEB1 RNA-isoforms. Differentiation into functional muscles is accompanied by expression of miR-8/miR-200 , which targets the major zfh1-long RNA isoform and decreases Zfh1 protein. Through activity of the Notch pathway, a subset of MPs produce an alternate zfh1-short isoform, which lacks the miR-8 seed site...
April 9, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587629/comparative-analysis-of-fkbp-family-protein-evaluation-structure-and-function-in-mammals-and-drosophila-melanogaster
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George Ghartey-Kwansah, Zhongguang Li, Rui Feng, Liyang Wang, Xin Zhou, Frederic Z Chen, Meng Meng Xu, Odell Jones, Yulian Mu, Shawn Chen, Joseph Bryant, Williams B Isaacs, Jianjie Ma, Xuehong Xu
BACKGROUND: FK506-binding proteins (FKBPs) have become the subject of considerable interest in several fields, leading to the identification of several cellular and molecular pathways in which FKBPs impact prenatal development and pathogenesis of many human diseases. MAIN BODY: This analysis revealed differences between how mammalian and Drosophila FKBPs mechanisms function in relation to the immunosuppressant drugs, FK506 and rapamycin. Differences that could be used to design insect-specific pesticides...
March 27, 2018: BMC Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576455/development-of-concurrent-retinotopic-maps-in-the-fly-motion-detection-circuit
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Filipe Pinto-Teixeira, Clara Koo, Anthony Michael Rossi, Nathalie Neriec, Claire Bertet, Xin Li, Alberto Del-Valle-Rodriguez, Claude Desplan
Understanding how complex brain wiring is produced during development is a daunting challenge. In Drosophila, information from 800 retinal ommatidia is processed in distinct brain neuropiles, each subdivided into 800 matching retinotopic columns. The lobula plate comprises four T4 and four T5 neuronal subtypes. T4 neurons respond to bright edge motion, whereas T5 neurons respond to dark edge motion. Each is tuned to motion in one of the four cardinal directions, effectively establishing eight concurrent retinotopic maps to support wide-field motion...
March 20, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514083/pi3k-akt-cooperates-with-oncogenic-notch-by-inducing-nitric-oxide-dependent-inflammation
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Santiago Nahuel Villegas, Rita Gombos, Lucia García-López, Irene Gutiérrez-Pérez, Jesús García-Castillo, Diana Marcela Vallejo, Vanina Gabriela Da Ros, Esther Ballesta-Illán, József Mihály, Maria Dominguez
The PI3K/Akt signaling pathway, Notch, and other oncogenes cooperate in the induction of aggressive cancers. Elucidating how the PI3K/Akt pathway facilitates tumorigenesis by other oncogenes may offer opportunities to develop drugs with fewer side effects than those currently available. Here, using an unbiased in vivo chemical genetic screen in Drosophila, we identified compounds that inhibit the activity of proinflammatory enzymes nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and lipoxygenase (LOX) as selective suppressors of Notch-PI3K/Akt cooperative oncogenesis...
March 6, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509808/complex-genetic-interactions-of-novel-suppressor-of-hairless-alleles-deficient-in-co-repressor-binding
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Anette Preiss, Anja C Nagel, Heiko Praxenthaler, Dieter Maier
Throughout the animal kingdom, the Notch signalling pathway allows cells to acquire diversified cell fates. Notch signals are translated into activation of Notch target genes by CSL transcription factors. In the absence of Notch signals, CSL together with co-repressors functions as a transcriptional repressor. In Drosophila, repression of Notch target genes involves the CSL homologue Suppressor of Hairless (Su(H)) and the Notch (N) antagonist Hairless (H) that together form a repressor complex. Guided by crystal structure, three mutations Su(H)LL, Su(H)LLF and Su(H)LLL were generated that specifically affect interactions with the repressor H, and were introduced into the endogenous Su(H) locus by gene engineering...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504896/transcriptome-analysis-reveals-mechanisms-of-geroprotective-effects-of-fucoxanthin-in-drosophila
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Alexey Moskalev, Mikhail Shaposhnikov, Nadezhda Zemskaya, Alexey Belyi, Eugenia Dobrovolskaya, Anna Patova, Zulfiya Guvatova, Elena Lukyanova, Anastasiya Snezhkina, Anna Kudryavtseva
BACKGROUND: We have previously showed that the carotenoid fucoxanthin can increase the lifespan in Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans. However, the molecular mechanisms of the geroprotective effect of fucoxanthin have not been studied so far. RESULTS: Here, we studied the effects of fucoxanthin on the Drosophila aging process at the molecular and the whole organism levels. At the organismal level, fucoxanthin increased the median lifespan and had a positive effect on fecundity, fertility, intestinal barrier function, and nighttime sleep...
February 9, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467404/basal-condensation-of-numb-and-pon-complex-via-phase-transition-during-drosophila-neuroblast-asymmetric-division
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Zelin Shan, Yuting Tu, Ying Yang, Ziheng Liu, Menglong Zeng, Huisha Xu, Jiafu Long, Mingjie Zhang, Yu Cai, Wenyu Wen
Uneven distribution and local concentration of protein complexes on distinct membrane cortices is a fundamental property in numerous biological processes, including Drosophila neuroblast (NB) asymmetric cell divisions and cell polarity in general. In NBs, the cell fate determinant Numb forms a basal crescent together with Pon and is segregated into the basal daughter cell to initiate its differentiation. Here we discover that Numb PTB domain, using two distinct binding surfaces, recognizes repeating motifs within Pon in a previously unrecognized mode...
February 21, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453546/a-drosophila-model-to-decipher-the-toxicity-of-nanoparticles-taken-through-oral-routes
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S Aurosman Pappus, Monalisa Mishra
In recent era, nanoparticles (NPs) are widely used in food, medicine and body implants. Besides it's wide use being a foreign particle it may have some noxious effect on the body. To understand the mechanistic role of NPs toxicity, Drosophila appeared to be a superior model organism. Toxicity of several nanoparticles were accessed using Drosophila. The NPs, after oral route of exposure enter into the gut, crosses the barrier of peritrophic membrane and induces apoptosis. The toxicity of NPs within gut resulted in developmental delay, with decrease in pupa count, fly hatching along with weight loss...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437009/the-bhlh-protein-nulp1-is-essential-for-femur-development-via-acting-as-a-cofactor-in-wnt-signaling-in-drosophila
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Q Zeng, Y Wan, P Zhu, M Zhao, F Jiang, J Chen, M Tang, X Zhu, Y Li, H Zha, Y Wang, M Hu, X Mo, Y Zhang, Y Deng, Y Chen, X Fan, Y Chen, X Ye, R Bodmer, K Ocorr, Z Jiang, J Zhuang, W Yuan, X Wu
The basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) protein families are a large class of transcription factors, which are associated with cell proliferation, tissue differentiation, and other important development process. We reported that the Nuclear localized protein-1 (Nulp1) might act as a novel bHLH transcriptional factor to mediate cellular functions. However, its role in development in vivo remains unknown. Here we show that Drosophila Nulp1 (dNulp1) mutants, generated by CRISPR/Cas9 targeting the Domain of Unknown Function (DUF654) in its C terminal, are partially homozygous lethal and the rare escapers have bent femurs, which are similar to the major manifestation of congenital bent-bone dysplasia in human Stuve-Weidemann syndrome...
February 12, 2018: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408269/aedes-aegypti-antiviral-adaptive-response-against-denv-2
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Javier Serrato-Salas, Javier Izquierdo-Sánchez, Martha Argüello, Renáud Conde, Alejandro Alvarado-Delgado, Humberto Lanz-Mendoza
Priming is the conceptual term defining memory phenomenon in innate immune response. Numerous examples of enhanced secondary immune response have been described in diverse taxa of invertebrates; which naturally lacks memory response. In mosquitoes, a previous non-lethal challenge with some specific pathogens modify their immune response against the same microorganism; developing an improved antimicrobial reaction. In this work, we explore the ability of Aedes aegypti to mount a higher antiviral response upon a second oral DENV challenge...
February 2, 2018: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374056/a-dual-role-of-the-extracellular-domain-of-drosophila-crumbs-for-morphogenesis-of-the-embryonic-neuroectoderm
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Shradha Das, Elisabeth Knust
Epithelia are highly polarised tissues and several highly conserved polarity protein complexes serve to establish and maintain polarity. The transmembrane protein Crumbs (Crb), the central component of the Crb protein complex, is required, among others, for the maintenance of polarity in most epithelia in the Drosophila embryo. However, different epithelia exhibit different phenotypic severity upon loss of crb Using a transgenomic approach allowed us to more accurately define the role of crb in different epithelia...
January 26, 2018: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364239/cell-aggregation-assays-to-evaluate-the-binding-of-the-drosophila-notch-with-trans-ligands-and-its-inhibition-by-cis-ligands
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Ashutosh Pandey, Hamed Jafar-Nejad
Notch signaling is an evolutionarily conserved cell-cell communication system used broadly in animal development and adult maintenance. Interaction of the Notch receptor with ligands from neighboring cells induces activation of the signaling pathway (trans-activation), while interaction with ligands from the same cell inhibits signaling (cis-inhibition). Proper balance between trans-activation and cis-inhibition helps establish optimal levels of Notch signaling in some contexts during animal development. Because of the overlapping expression domains of Notch and its ligands in many cell types and the existence of feedback mechanisms, studying the effects of a given post-translational modification on trans- versus cis-interactions of Notch and its ligands in vivo is difficult...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361571/stereotypical-architecture-of-the-stem-cell-niche-is-spatiotemporally-established-by-mir-125-dependent-coordination-of-notch-and-steroid-signaling
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Andriy S Yatsenko, Halyna R Shcherbata
Stem cell niches act as signaling platforms that regulate stem cell self-renewal and sustain stem cells throughout life; however, the specific developmental events controlling their assembly are not well understood. Here, we show that during Drosophila ovarian germline stem cell niche formation, the status of Notch signaling in the cell can be reprogrammed. This is controlled via steroid-induced miR-125 , which targets a negative regulator of Notch signaling, Tom. Thus, miR-125 acts as a spatiotemporal coordinator between paracrine Notch and endocrine steroid signaling...
February 8, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343637/tyrosine-phosphorylation-and-proteolytic-cleavage-of-notch-are-required-for-non-canonical-notch-abl-signaling-in-drosophila-axon-guidance
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Ramakrishnan Kannan, Eric Cox, Lei Wang, Irina Kuzina, Qun Gu, Edward Giniger
Notch signaling is required for the development and physiology of nearly every tissue in metazoans. Much of Notch signaling is mediated by transcriptional regulation of downstream target genes, but Notch controls axon patterning in Drosophila by local modulation of Abl tyrosine kinase signaling, via direct interactions with the Abl co-factors Disabled and Trio. Here, we show that Notch-Abl axonal signaling requires both of the proteolytic cleavage events that initiate canonical Notch signaling. We further show that some Notch protein is tyrosine phosphorylated in Drosophila, that this form of the protein is selectively associated with Disabled and Trio, and that relevant tyrosines are essential for Notch-dependent axon patterning but not for canonical Notch-dependent regulation of cell fate...
January 17, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335529/transient-scute-activation-via-a-self-stimulatory-loop-directs-enteroendocrine-cell-pair-specification-from-self-renewing-intestinal-stem-cells
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Jun Chen, Na Xu, Chenhui Wang, Pin Huang, Huanwei Huang, Zhen Jin, Zhongsheng Yu, Tao Cai, Renjie Jiao, Rongwen Xi
The process through which multiple types of cell-lineage-restricted progenitor cells are specified from multipotent stem cells is unclear. Here we show that, in intestinal stem cell lineages in adult Drosophila, in which the Delta-Notch-signalling-guided progenitor cell differentiation into enterocytes is the default mode, the specification of enteroendocrine cells (EEs) is initiated by transient Scute activation in a process driven by transcriptional self-stimulation combined with a negative feedback regulation between Scute and Notch targets...
February 2018: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333477/notch-ligand-binding-assay-using-flow-cytometry
#18
Shweta Varshney, Pamela Stanley
Notch signaling is an evolutionary conserved signaling pathway that plays an indispensable role during development, and in the maintenance of homeostatic processes, in a wide variety of tissues (Kopan, 2012; Hori et al., 2013). The multifaceted roles of Notch signaling are stringently regulated at different levels. One of the most important aspects of regulation is the binding of different Notch ligands to each Notch receptor (NOTCH1-NOTCH4). Canonical ligands Delta or Serrate (in Drosophila ), and Delta-like (DLL1 and DLL4) or Jagged (JAG1 and JAG2) (in mammals), are transmembrane glycoproteins...
December 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306967/identification-of-tarsal-less-peptides-from-the-silkworm-bombyx-mori
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Guangli Cao, Yongchang Gong, Xiaolong Hu, Min Zhu, Zi Liang, Lixu Huang, Lei Yu, Jian Xu, Kun Li, Mian Sahib Zar, Renyu Xue, Chengliang Gong
The polycistronic and non-canonical gene tarsal-less (tal, known as pri) was reported to be required for embryonic and imaginal development in Drosophila; however, there are few reports of the tal gene in the silkworm Bombyx mori. Here, we cloned a tal-like (Bmtal) gene, and a sequence analysis showed that the Bmtal cDNA (1661 bp) contains five small open reading frames (smORFs) (A1, A2, A3, A4, and B) that encode short peptides of 11-12 (A1-A4) amino acid residues containing an LDPTG(E)L(Q)(V)Y motif that is conserved in Drosophila Tal, as well as a 32-amino-acid B peptide...
February 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276156/a-phyllopod-mediated-feedback-loop-promotes-intestinal-stem-cell-enteroendocrine-commitment-in-drosophila
#20
Chang Yin, Rongwen Xi
The intestinal epithelium in the Drosophila midgut is maintained by intestinal stem cells (ISCs), which are capable of generating both enterocytes and enteroendocrine cells (EEs) via alternative cell fate specification. Activation of Delta-Notch signaling directs ISCs for enterocyte generation, but how EEs are generated from ISCs remains poorly understood. Here, we identified Phyllopod (Phyl) as a key regulator that drives EE generation from ISCs. Phyl, which is normally suppressed by Notch, functions as an adaptor protein that bridges Tramtrack 69 (Ttk69) and E3 ubiquitin ligase Sina for degradation...
January 9, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
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