Open Close
Reference
Citation
Tayler, T.D., Garrity, P.A. (2003). Axon targeting in the Drosophila visual system.  Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 13(1): 90--95.
FlyBase ID
FBrf0158841
Publication Type
Review
Abstract

The neuronal wiring of the Drosophila melanogaster visual system is constructed through an intricate series of cell-cell interactions. Recent studies have identified some of the gene regulatory and cytoskeletal signaling pathways responsible for the layer-specific targeting of Drosophila photoreceptor axons. Target selection decisions of the R1-R6 subset of photoreceptor axons have been found to be influenced by the nuclear factors Brakeless and Runt, and target selection decisions of the R7 subset of axons have been found to require the cell-surface proteins Ptp69d, Lar and N-cadherin. A role for the visual system glia in orienting photoreceptor axon outgrowth and target selection has also been uncovered.

PubMed ID
PubMed Central ID
Associated Information
Comments
Associated Files
Other Information
Secondary IDs
    Language of Publication
    English
    Additional Languages of Abstract
    Parent Publication
    Publication Type
    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Curr. Opin. Neurobiol.
    Title
    Current Opinion in Neurobiology
    Publication Year
    1991-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0959-4388
    Data From Reference
    Alleles (1)
    Genes (16)