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Flamingo, a Seven-Pass Transmembrane Cadherin, Regulates Planar Cell Polarity under the Control of Frizzled
It is suggested that cells acquire the P-D polarity by way of the Fz-dependent boundary localization of Fmi, which appears to be driven by an imbalance of the activity of Frizzled across the proximal/distal cell boundary. Expand
Polarized transport of Frizzled along the planar microtubule arrays in Drosophila wing epithelium.
The mechanisms that place one of the components, Frizzled (Fz), at the distal side of the Drosophila wing cells acquire planar polarity along the proximal-distal (P-D) axis are pursued. Expand
Atypical cadherins Dachsous and Fat control dynamics of noncentrosomal microtubules in planar cell polarity.
Analysis of MT dynamics by introducing quantitative in vivo imaging supports the idea that the active reorientation of MT growth adjusts cell polarity along the organ axis. Expand
Asymmetric colocalization of Flamingo, a seven-pass transmembrane cadherin, and Dishevelled in planar cell polarization
The results, together with a recent study on Fz distribution, support the possibility that Fz, Dsh, and Fmi constitute a signaling complex and that its restricted localization directs cytoskeletal reorganization only at the distal cell edge. Expand
Microbial Production of Glyceric Acid, an Organic Acid That Can Be Mass Produced from Glycerol
A method for the efficient biotechnological production of GA as a target compound for new surplus glycerol applications in the biodiesel and oleochemical industries is developed and suggests that mADH is involved in GA production by acetic acid bacteria. Expand
Production of Glyceric Acid by Gluconobacter sp. NBRC3259 Using Raw Glycerol
Gluconobacter sp. NBRC3259 converted glycerol to glyceric acid (GA). The enantiomeric composition of the GA produced was a mixture of DL-forms with a 77% enantiomeric excess of D-GA. After cultureExpand
Genomic Analysis of Two Phylogenetically Distinct Nitrospira Species Reveals Their Genomic Plasticity and Functional Diversity
The genus Nitrospira represents a dominant group of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria in natural and engineered ecosystems. This genus is phylogenetically divided into six lineages, for which vastExpand
Effects of pH and Lactate on Hydrogen Sulfide Production by Oral Veillonella spp
It is indicated that Veillonella produce H2S from l-cysteine and that their H1S production can be regulated by oral environmental factors, namely, pH and lactate. Expand
Reversible response of protein localization and microtubule organization to nutrient stress during Drosophila early oogenesis.
The results suggest that egg chambers rapidly mount a stress response by altering intercellular transport upon starvation, which implies a mechanism for preserving young egg chambers so that egg production can rapidly resume when nutrient availability improves. Expand