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One of the major challenges in stem cell research is to decipher the controlling mechanisms/genes of stem cell homeostasis. Through an RNAi mediated genetic screen of living animals, we identified an evolutionarily conserved histone acetyltransferase Atac2 as a novel regulator of Drosophila intestinal stem cells (ISCs). Expression of Atac2-RNAi or a(More)
Folliculin (FLCN) is a conserved tumor suppressor gene whose loss is associated with the human Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) syndrome. However, its molecular functions remain largely unknown. In this work, we generated a Drosophila BHD model through genomic deletion of the FLCN gene (DBHD(-) ). The DBHD mutant larvae grew slowly and stopped development before(More)
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