Sub-cellular Localisation of the White/Scarlet ABC Transporter to Pigment Granule Membranes Within the Compound Eye of Drosophila Melanogaster

@article{Mackenzie2000SubcellularLO,
  title={Sub-cellular Localisation of the White/Scarlet ABC Transporter to Pigment Granule Membranes Within the Compound Eye of Drosophila Melanogaster},
  author={Susan M. Mackenzie and Antony J. Howells and Graeme B. Cox and Gary D. Ewart},
  journal={Genetica},
  year={2000},
  volume={108},
  pages={239-252}
}
The white, scarlet, and browngenes of Drosophila melanogasterencode ABC transporters involved with the uptake and storage of metabolic precursors to the red and brown eye colour pigments. It has generally been assumed that these proteins are localised in the plasma membrane and transport precursor molecules from the heamolymph into the eye pigment cells. However, the immuno-electron microscopy experiments in this study reveal that the White and Scarlet proteins are located in the membranes of… CONTINUE READING

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