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The Broad-Complex (BR-C) is a key member of the 20-hydroxyecdysone regulatory hierarchy that coordinates changes in gene expression during Drosophila metamorphosis. The family of transcription factors encoded by the BR-C share a common amino-terminal domain which is fused by alternative splicing to one of four pairs of C2H2 zinc-finger domains (Z1, Z2, Z3,(More)
The Broad-Complex (BR-C) is essential for metamorphosis in Drosophila melanogaster. This locus is coextensive with the 2B5 ecdysone-responsive early puff and is necessary for puffing and transcription of many subsequently activated late genes in the developing salivary gland. Mapping of 31 cDNA clones indicates that approximately 100 kb of the genome is(More)
Metamorphosis in holometabolous insects is an ecdysone-dependent process by which the larval form is replaced by a reproductive, adult form. At the onset of metamorphosis ecdysone induces a set of early genes which coordinate tissue-specific responses to hormone. The Broad-Complex (BR-C) early gene, which acts as a global regulator of tissue-specific(More)
The ensemble of tissue-specific changes that drives Drosophila metamorphosis is initiated by the steroid hormone ecdysone and proceeds through a transcriptional cascade comprised of primary response transcriptional regulators and secondary response structural genes. The Broad-Complex (BR-C) primary response early gene is composed of several distinct genetic(More)
The Broad-Complex, a 20-hydroxyecdysone-regulated gene, is essential for the development of many tissues during metamorphosis. In Broad-Complex mutants of the rbp complementation group, dorsoventral indirect flight muscles (DVM) are largely absent, and the dorsal longitudinal indirect flight muscles, tergotrochanteral muscles, and remaining DVM often select(More)
Metamorphosis in Drosophila melanogaster is orchestrated by the steroid hormone ecdysone, which triggers a cascade of primary-response transcriptional regulators and secondary effector genes during the third larval instar and prepupal periods of development. The early ecdysone-response Broad-Complex (BR-C) gene, a key regulator of this cascade, is defined(More)
Polyamine transport is elevated in many tumor types, suggesting that toxic polyamine-drug conjugates could be targeted to cancer cells via the polyamine transporter (PAT). We have previously reported the use of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells and its PAT-deficient mutant cell line, CHO-MG, to screen anthracene-polyamine conjugates for their PAT-selective(More)
The Drosophila RhoA (Rho1) GTPase is essential for postembryonic morphogenesis of leg and wing imaginal discs. Mutations in RhoA enhance leg and wing defects associated with mutations in zipper, the gene encoding the heavy chain of nonmuscle myosin II. We demonstrate here that mutations affecting the RhoA signaling pathway also interact genetically with(More)
The control of expression of the Adh-1 gene of Drosophila mojavensis has been analyzed by transforming ADH null Drosophila melanogaster hosts with P element constructs which contain D. mojavensis Adh-1 having deletions of different extent in the 5' and 3' ends. Adh-1 expression in the D. melanogaster hosts is qualitatively similar to expression in D.(More)
The Drosophila melanogaster broad locus is essential for normal metamorphic development. Broad encodes three genetically distinct functions (rbp, br, and 2Bc) and a family of four zinc-finger DNA-binding proteins (Z1-Z4). The Z1, Z2, and Z3 protein isoforms are primarily associated with the rbp, br, and 2Bc genetic functions respectively. The Z4 protein(More)