Notch receptor encodes two structurally separable functions in Drosophila: a genetic analysis.

The Notch gene of Drosophila encodes a single transmembrane receptor that plays a central role in the process of lateral inhibition. This process results in the selection of individual mesodermal and neural precursors during the development of the muscular and nervous systems. The activation of Notch during lateral inhibition is mediated by the… CONTINUE READING