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We have discovered a reporter gene insertion that is expressed in the trunk region of Drosophila embryos. Genetic and molecular details of a new regulatory gene neighboring the reporter gene insertion, which we call teashirt (tsh), are described. In situ hybridization of a tsh probe to embryos shows that this gene is expressed in a way similar to the(More)
The phenotypes of different mutant combinations of teashirt (tsh) and homeotic genes together with their regulatory interactions are described in order to gain insight into tsh gene function. We show that when tsh, Scr, Antp and BX-C genes are missing, the ventral part of the trunk (or thorax and abdomen) is transformed to anterior head identity showing(More)
Ureteric contractions propel foetal urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder. Here, we show that mouse ureteric smooth muscle cell (SMC) precursors express the transcription factor teashirt 3 (TSHZ3), and that Tshz3-null mutant mice have congenital hydronephrosis without anatomical obstruction. Ex vivo, the spontaneous contractions that occurred in(More)
The teashirt gene encodes a protein with three widely spaced zinc finger motifs that is crucial for specifying trunk identity in Drosophila embryos. Here, we describe a gene called tiptop, which encodes a protein highly similar to Teashirt. We have analyzed the expression patterns and functions of these two genes in the trunk of the embryo. Initially,(More)
The rotund (rn) locus of Drosophila melanogaster at cytogenetic position 84D3,4 has been isolated and cloned on the basis of the mutant phenotype: an absence of structures in the subdistal regions of the appendages. The shortened appendages are the consequence of a localized cell death in the imaginal discs, precursors of the adult appendages. Physical(More)
The rotund (rn) mutation in Drosophila is unique in that its phenotype is limited to the deletion of specific distal parts, though not the extremities, of all adult appendages. We have cloned the rn gene, located at cytogenetic position 84D3,4, by chromosomal walking. The functional rn unit, defined genetically by the localization of 13 noncomplementing rn(More)
We have carried out a genetic screen designed to isolate regulators of teashirt expression. One of these regulators is the Grunge gene, which encodes a protein with motifs found in human arginine-glutamic acid dipeptide repeat, Metastasis-associated-like and Atrophin-1 proteins. Grunge is the only Atrophin-like protein in Drosophila, whereas several exist(More)
The Drosophila melanogaster gene teashirt (tsh) is essential for segment identity of the embryonic thorax and abdomen. A deletion 3' to the tsh transcription unit causes the loss of tsh early expression in the even-numbered parasegments, and the corresponding larval cuticular patterns are disrupted. tsh function in the odd-numbered parasegments in these(More)
InDrosophila imaginal discs, pattern formation requires the activity of three positional information systems, antero-posterior (A/P), dorso-ventral (D/V) and proximo-distal (P/D). Three genes,Decapentaplegic, Distal-less androtund (rn), involved in pattern formation along the P/D axis have been characterized. Thern gene is required in a sub-distal region,(More)
In this article we describe some in vivo properties of a coldsensitive ribosomal mutant from Escherichia coli. The mutation affects the rplV gene which is the structural gene of ribosomal protein L22. Our work shows that at 22°C, the biosynthesis of both ribosomal subunits and the maturation processing of 16S and 23S ribosomal RNA are impaired. Integration(More)