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Sato, M., Kornberg, T.B. (2002). FGF is an essential mitogen and chemoattractant for the air sacs of the Drosophila tracheal system.  Dev. Cell 3(2): 195--207.
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FBrf0151893
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The Drosophila adult has a complex tracheal system that forms during the pupal period. We have studied the derivation of part of this system, the air sacs of the dorsal thorax. During the third larval instar, air sac precursor cells bud from a tracheal branch in response to FGF, and then they proliferate and migrate to the adepithelial layer of the wing imaginal disc. In addition, FGF induces these air sac precursors to extend cytoneme-like filopodia to FGF-expressing cells. These findings provide evidence that FGF is a mitogen in Drosophila, correlate growth factor signaling with filopodial contact between signaling and responding cells, and suggest that FGF can act on differentiated tracheal cells to induce a novel behavior and role.

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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Abbreviation
    Dev. Cell
    Title
    Developmental Cell
    Publication Year
    2001-
    ISBN/ISSN
    1534-5807 1878-1551
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