Larvae expressing GlGD1455 under the control of Scer\GAL4Hml.PG show reduced encapsulation (10%) of eggs when parasitised by the avirulent L. boulardi wasp strain G486. Plasmatocytes fully cover the egg, while lamellocytes partially cover it.
Expression under the control of Scer\GAL41407 results in shorter neuroblast lineages (less daughter cells per neuroblast) in the larval brain compared to controls.
Expression of GlGD1455 under the control of Scer\GAL4upd results in a reduction in the number of outer border follicle cells compared to wild type and also results in defects in border follicle cell migration. Expression under the control of Scer\GAL4slbo.2.6 does not cause these phenotypes.
Adults expressing DCTN1-p150GD1455 under the control of Scer\GAL4elav.PLu (in the presence of Dcr-2Scer\UAS.cDa to increase the efficiency of RNAi) do not show a significant defect in avoidance of noxious temperature (46[o]C) compared to control flies.