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Su, Y.C., Treisman, J.E., Skolnik, E.Y. (1998). The Drosophila Ste20-related kinase misshapen is required for embryonic dorsal closure and acts through a JNK MAPK module on an evolutionarily conserved signaling pathway.  Genes Dev. 12(15): 2371--2380.
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FBrf0103375
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Research paper
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Dorsal closure in the Drosophila embryo occurs during the later stages of embryogenesis and involves changes in cell shape leading to the juxtaposition and subsequent adherence of the lateral epidermal primordia over the amnioserosa. Dorsal closure requires the activation of a conserved c-jun amino-terminal kinase (JNK) mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) module, as it is blocked by null mutations in JNK kinase [hemipterous (hep)] and JNK [basket (bsk)]. Drosophila JNK (DJNK) functions by phosphorylating and activating DJun, which in turn induces the transcription of decapentaplegic (dpp). We provide biochemical and genetic evidence that a Ste20-related kinase, misshapen (msn), functions upstream of hep and bsk to stimulate dorsal closure in the Drosophila embryo. Mammalian (NCK-interacting kinase [NIK]) and Caenorhabditis elegans (mig-15) homologs of msn have been identified; mig-15 is necessary for several developmental processes in C. elegans. These data suggest that msn, mig-15, and NIK are components of a signaling pathway that is conserved among flies, worms, and mammals to control developmentally regulated pathways.

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PMC317054 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
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    English
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    Abbreviation
    Genes Dev.
    Title
    Genes & Development
    Publication Year
    1987-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0890-9369
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