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Malmanche, N., Clark, D.V. (2003). Identification of trans-dominant modifiers of Prat expression in Drosophila melanogaster.  Genetics 164(4): 1419--1433.
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FBrf0162143
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Research paper
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The first committed step in the purine de novo synthesis pathway is performed by amidophosphoribosyltransferase (EC 2.4.2.14) or Prat. Drosophila melanogaster Prat is an essential gene with a promoter that lacks a TATA-box and initiator element and has multiple transcription start sites with a predominant start site. To study the regulation of Prat expression in the adult eye, we used the Prat:bw reporter gene, in which the Prat coding region was replaced with the brown (bw) coding region. The pale-orange eye color of a single copy of Prat:bw prompted us to use a multicopy array of Prat:bw that was derived using P transposase mutagenesis and produces a darker-orange eye color in a bw(D); st genetic background. We used a 13-copy array of Prat:bw as a tool to recover dominant EMS-induced mutations that affect the expression of the transgene. After screening 21,000 F(1)s for deviation from the orange eye color, we isolated 23 dominant modifiers: 21 suppressors (1 Y-linked, 5 X-linked, 4 2-linked, and 11 3-linked) and 2 enhancers (1 2-linked and 1 3-linked). Quantification of their effect on endogenous Prat gene expression, using RT-PCR in young adult fly heads, identifies a subset of modifiers that are candidates for genes involved in regulating Prat expression.

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PMC1462663 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Publication Type
    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Genetics
    Title
    Genetics
    Publication Year
    1916-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0016-6731
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