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The Drosophila genes fat (ft) and dachsous (ds) encode large atypical cadherins that collaborate to coordinately polarize cells in the plane of the epithelium (planar cell polarity) and to affect growth via the Warts/Hippo pathway. Ft and Ds form heterodimeric bridges that convey polarity information from cell to cell. four-jointed (fj) is a modulator of(More)
The larval ventral belts of Drosophila consist of six to seven rows of denticles that are oriented, some pointing forwards, some backwards. We present evidence that denticle orientation is determined almost entirely by Dachsous and Fat, one of two planar cell polarity systems. If we change the distribution of Dachsous we can alter the polarity of denticles.(More)
Exploring the mechanisms involved in tissue regeneration is one of the main challenges in biology and biomedicine. Multiple examples of tissue regeneration exist across the animal phyla, ranging from the recovery of the whole animal (e.g. flatworms) to the limited capability of the human liver. Studies performed in the 1960s showed that Drosophila imaginal(More)
To understand the cellular parameters that govern Drosophila wing disc regeneration, we genetically eliminated specific stripes of the wing disc along the proximodistal axis and used vein and intervein markers to trace tissue regeneration. We found that veins could regenerate interveins and vice versa, indicating respecification of cell fates. Moreover,(More)
The pattern of expression by using in situ hybridization in whole mouse embryos of the neuroleukin/glucose-6-phosphate isomerase (NK/GPI) gene and its receptor (AMF-R) is reported. NK/GPI expression was first seen at embryonic day 9 whereas AMF-R was detected at embryonic day 8; both were detected up to day 12 with NK/GPI showing peaking in the limbs around(More)
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