Intercellular protein movement in syncytial Drosophila follicle cells.

  title={Intercellular protein movement in syncytial Drosophila follicle cells.},
  author={Stephanie J Airoldi and Peter F. McLean and Yuko Shimada and Lynn Cooley},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
  volume={124 Pt 23},
Ring canals connecting Drosophila germline, follicle and imaginal disc cells provide direct contact of cytoplasm between cells. To date, little is known about the formation, structure, or function of the somatic ring canals present in follicle and imaginal disc cells. Here, we show by confocal and electron microscopy that Pavarotti kinesin-like protein and Visgun are stable components of somatic ring canals. Using live-cell confocal microscopy, we show that somatic ring canals form from the… CONTINUE READING