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ROP, the Drosophila Sec1 homolog, interacts with syntaxin and regulates neurotransmitter release in a dosage‐dependent manner
The Sec1 family of proteins is thought to function in both non‐neuronal and neuronal secretion, although the precise role of this protein family has not been defined. Here, we study the function of… Expand
The origin of postembryonic neuroblasts in the ventral nerve cord of Drosophila melanogaster.
Embryonic and postembryonic neuroblasts in the thoracic ventral nerve cord of Drosophila melanogaster have the same origin. We have traced the development of threefold-labelled single precursor cells… Expand
Are dendrites in Drosophila homologous to vertebrate dendrites?
- N. Sánchez-Soriano, W. Bottenberg, +5 authors A. Prokop
- Medicine, Biology
- Developmental biology
- 1 December 2005
Dendrites represent arborising neurites in both vertebrates and invertebrates. However, in vertebrates, dendrites develop on neuronal cell bodies, whereas in higher invertebrates, they arise from… Expand
A role for PS integrins in morphological growth and synaptic function at the postembryonic neuromuscular junction of Drosophila.
A family of three position-specific (PS) integrins are expressed at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction (NMJ): a beta subunit ((betaPS), expressed in both presynaptic and postsynaptic membranes,… Expand
A common precursor for glia and neurons in the embryonic CNS of Drosophila gives rise to segment-specific lineage variants.
The nervous system consists of two classes of cells, neurons and glia, which differ in morphology and function. They derive from precursors located in the neurogenic region of the ectoderm. In this… Expand
Normal function of the mushroom body defect gene of Drosophila is required for the regulation of the number and proliferation of neuroblasts.
In the developing central nervous system of Drosophila, proliferation follows a reproducible and well-described spatial and temporal pattern. This pattern involves a defined number and distribution… Expand
Early tagma-specific commitment of Drosophila CNS progenitor NB1-1.
The developing central nervous system of many species expresses distinct segment-specific characteristics. We recently described the entire embryonic lineage of Drosophila neuroblast NB1-1 and showed… Expand
Production, purification, and characterization of an extracellular endo-β-1,3-glucanase from a monokaryon of Schizophyllum commune ATCC 38548 defective in exo-β-1,3-glucanase formation
Production of extracellular β-1, 3-glucanase activity by a monokaryotic Schizophyllum commune strain was monitored and results indicated that the β-glucanase activity consisted of an endo- β-1,… Expand
In developing Drosophila neurones the production of gamma-amino butyric acid is tightly regulated downstream of glutamate decarboxylase translation and can be influenced by calcium.
- B. Küppers, Natalia Sanchez-Soriano, J. Letzkus, G. Technau, A. Prokop
- Medicine, Biology
- Journal of neurochemistry
- 1 March 2003
The presented work pioneers the embryonic Drosophila CNS for studies of the developmental regulation and function of gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA). We describe for the first time the developmental… Expand
[Sexual dimorphism of the corpus callosum?].
Morphometric studies carried out during the past years have led to the assumption that the splenium of the corpus callosum in the female brain is significantly larger in size and more bulbous than in… Expand