Tobias Troost

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The small GTPases Rab5 and Rab7 are important organisers of endosome formation and maturation. In addition, they orchestrate the trafficking of cargo through the endosomal pathway. A crucial event during maturation of endosomes is the replacement of the early organiser Rab5 with the late organiser Rab7 in a process called Rab conversion. Rab conversion is a(More)
The tumour suppressor Lethal (2) giant discs (Lgd) is a regulator of endosomal trafficking of the Notch signalling receptor as well as other transmembrane proteins in Drosophila. The loss of its function results in an uncontrolled ligand-independent activation of the Notch signalling receptor. Here, we investigated the consequences of loss of lgd function(More)
Wing development in Drosophila requires the activation of Wingless (Wg) in a small stripe along the boundary of Fringe (Fng) expressing and non-expressing cells (FB), which coincides with the dorso-ventral (D/V) boundary of the wing imaginal disc. The expression of Wg is induced by interactions between dorsal and ventral cells mediated by the Notch(More)
The bristle sensillum of the imago of Drosophila is made of four cells that arise from a sensory organ precursor cell (SOP). This SOP is selected within proneural clusters (PNC) through a mechanism that involves Notch signalling. PNCs are defined through the expression domains of the proneural genes, whose activities enables cells to become SOPs. They(More)
Mutants of Streptomyces parvulus that are blocked in the synthesis of the phenoxazinone-containing antibiotic, actinomycin, were isolated by the 'agar piece' method (after ultraviolet irradiation or treatment with 8-methoxypsoralen plus near-ultraviolet light). Radiolabelling experiments in conjunction with paper, thin-layer and column chromatography(More)
Recent work indicates that defects in late phases of the endosomal pathway caused by loss of function of the tumour suppressor gene lethal (2) giant discs (lgd) or the function of the ESCRT complexes I-III result in the ligand-independent activation of the Notch pathway in all imaginal disc cells in Drosophila melanogaster. lgd encodes a member of an(More)
Ubiquitylation (ubi) by the E3-ligases Mindbomb1 (Mib1) and Neuralized (Neur) is required for activation of the DSL ligands Delta (Dl) and Serrate (Ser) to activate Notch signalling. These ligases transfer ubiquitin to lysines of the ligands' intracellular domains (ICDs), which sends them into an Epsin-dependent endocytic pathway. Here, we have tested the(More)
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