Open Close
Reference
Citation
Huang, Z., Kunes, S. (1998). Signals transmitted along retinal axons in Drosophila: hedgehog signal reception and the cell circuitry of lamina cartridge assembly.  Development 125(19): 3753--3764.
FlyBase ID
FBrf0105250
Publication Type
Research paper
Abstract
The arrival of retinal axons in the brain of Drosophila triggers the assembly of glial and neuronal precursors into a 'neurocrystalline' array of lamina synaptic 'cartridges'. Hedgehog, a secreted protein, is an inductive signal delivered by retinal axons for the initial steps of lamina differentiation. In the development of many tissues, Hedgehog acts in a signal relay cascade via the induction of secondary secreted factors. Here we show that lamina neuronal precursors respond directly to Hedgehog signal reception by entering S-phase, a step that is controlled by the Hedgehog-dependent transcriptional regulator Cubitus interruptus. The terminal differentiation of neuronal precursors and the migration and differentiation of glia appear to be controlled by other retinal axon-mediated signals. Thus retinal axons impose a program of developmental events on their postsynaptic field utilizing distinct signals for different precursor populations.
PubMed ID
PubMed Central ID
DOI
Associated Information
Comments
Associated Files
Other Information
Secondary IDs
    Language of Publication
    English
    Additional Languages of Abstract
    Parent Publication
    Publication Type
    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Development
    Title
    Development
    Publication Year
    1987-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0950-1991
    Data From Reference