Myoblast fusion in Drosophila melanogaster is mediated through a fusion-restricted myogenic-adhesive structure (FuRMAS).

@article{Kesper2007MyoblastFI,
  title={Myoblast fusion in Drosophila melanogaster is mediated through a fusion-restricted myogenic-adhesive structure (FuRMAS).},
  author={D{\"o}rthe Andrea Kesper and Christiana Stute and Detlev Buttgereit and Nina Kreisk{\"o}ther and Smitha Vishnu and Karl-Friedrich Fischbach and Renate Renkawitz-Pohl},
  journal={Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists},
  year={2007},
  volume={236 2},
  pages={404-15}
}
During myogenesis in Drosophila embryos, a prominent adhesive structure is formed between precursor cells and fusion-competent myoblasts (fcms). Here, we show that Duf/Kirre and its interaction partners Rols7 (found in founder myoblasts and growing myotubes) and Sns (found in fcms) are organized in a ring-structure at the contact points of fcms with precursor cells, while cytoskeletal components like F-actin and Titin are centered in this ring in both cell types. The cytoplasmic protein Blow… CONTINUE READING

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