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The Drosophila genome encodes 17 members of the cadherin family of adhesion molecules, which in vertebrates has been implicated in patterning the nervous system through cell and axon sorting. With only a few exceptions all cadherins show widespread expression in the larval brain. What expression patterns have in common is that 1) they are global, in the(More)
Actin-based protrusions can form prominent structures on the apical surface of epithelial cells, such as microvilli. Several cytoplasmic factors have been identified that control the dynamics of actin filaments in microvilli. However, it remains unclear whether the plasma membrane participates actively in microvillus formation. In this paper, we analyze the(More)
Three distinct opsin-encoding cDNAs, designated MANOP1, MANOP2 and MANOP3, were isolated from the retina of the sphingid moth Manduca sexta. MANOP1 codes for a protein with 377 amino acid residues. It is similar in sequence to members of a phylogenetic group of long-wavelength-sensitive arthropod photopigments, most closely resembling the opsins of ants, a(More)
899 Mathematical modelling of insect neuropeptide potencies: are G.J. Goldsworthy quantitatively predictive models possible? 909 The piggyBac element is capable of precise excision and transposition in M.Q. Benedict cells and embryos of the mosquito, Anopheles gambiae 915 Sunlight-activated insecticides: historical background and mechanisms of phototoxic(More)
Two distinct opsin-encoding cDNAs, designated MANOP1 and MANOP2, were isolated as 3' fragments from the sphingid moth Manduca sexta. They were obtained by reverse transcription of retinal RNA and amplification with the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using a degenerate primer designed to an amino-acid sequence conserved in arthropod opsins. The cDNA(More)
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