Melinda L. Allott

Learn More
BACKGROUND The Drosophila neoplastic tumor suppressor Lethal (2) giant larvae (Lgl) controls apicobasal cell polarity and proliferation. We have previously shown that lgl(-) clones in the developing eye exhibit ectopic proliferation and suppress apoptosis without affecting apicobasal cell polarity. Ectopic expression of the apical polarity regulators(More)
A key goal of developmental biology is to understand the mechanisms that coordinate organ growth. It has long been recognized that the genes that control apico-basal cell polarity also regulate tissue growth. How loss of cell polarity contributes to tissue overgrowth has been the subject of much speculation. Do loss-of-function mutations in cell polarity(More)
Although the effects of chicken anaemia virus (CAV) infection have frequently been investigated in young chickens, there have been few studies of the pathogenesis of CAV infection in older birds. The aim of the work reported here was to study viral loads in 6-week-old chickens and to compare these with those seen in younger birds. Specific pathogen free(More)
phology. We have generated a Tg(phd3:GFP)/+; vhl1/+ transgenic line, which exhibit robust GFP expression in the vhl1/vhl1 background, essentially acting as an in vivo fluorescent reporter to identify the mutant cells/embryos. To induce VHL kidney tumors in fish, we have utilized this transgenic line to generate donor embryos and transplanted the mutant(More)
The junctional neoplastic tumour suppressors, Lgl, Dlg and Scrib, function in apical-basal cell polarity and limiting cell proliferation. In homozygous lgl, dlg or scrib mutants over-proliferation and polarity loss occurs in the larval imaginal disc epithelium. However, in lgl mutant mosaic eye epithelium, ectopic Cyclin E expression and cell proliferation(More)
  • 1