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Embryonic expression of Drosophila IMP in the developing CNS and PNS

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Drosophila IMP (dIMP) is related to the vertebrate RNA-binding proteins IMP1-3, ZBP1, Vg1RBP and CRD-BP, which are involved in RNA regulatory processes such as translational repression, localization and stabilization. The proteins are expressed in many fetal tissues, including the developing nervous system, and IMP up-regulation in solid tumors correlates with a high metastatic potential and poor prognosis. In this study, we used immunohistochemistry and live-imaging of an endogenous promoter-driven GFP-dIMP fusion protein to reveal the expression pattern of dIMP protein throughout embryogenesis. In the cellular blastoderm, immunoreactivity was seen in the entire cell-layer, where it was localized apically to the nucleus, and in the pole cells. Later, the GFP-dIMP fusion protein appeared in the developing central nervous system, both in the brain and in the ventral nerve cord. In the peripheral nervous system, immunoreactivity was detected in both neurons and accessory cells of chordotonal and external sensory organs
Udgivelsesdato: 2009/3
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftGene Expression Patterns
Vol/bind9
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)138-143
Antal sider5
ISSN1567-133X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2008

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