Open Close
Reference
Citation
Shimada, Y., Yonemura, S., Ohkura, H., Strutt, D., Uemura, T. (2006). Polarized transport of Frizzled along the planar microtubule arrays in Drosophila wing epithelium.  Dev. Cell 10(2): 209--222.
FlyBase ID
FBrf0190217
Publication Type
Research paper
Abstract

Cells in a variety of developmental contexts sense extracellular cues that are given locally on their surfaces, and subsequently amplify the initial signal to achieve cell polarization. Drosophila wing cells acquire planar polarity along the proximal-distal (P-D) axis, in which the amplification of the presumptive cue involves assembly of a multiprotein complex that spans distal and proximal boundaries of adjacent cells. Here we pursue the mechanisms that place one of the components, Frizzled (Fz), at the distal side. Intracellular particles of GFP-tagged Fz moved preferentially toward distal boundaries before Fz::GFP and other components were tightly localized at the P/D cortex. Arrays of microtubules (MTs) were approximately oriented along the P-D axis and these MTs contributed to the formation of the cortical complex. Furthermore, there appeared to be a bias in the P-D MTs, with slightly more plus ends oriented distally. The hypothesis of polarized vesicular trafficking of Fz is discussed.

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
    Dev. Cell
    Title
    Developmental Cell
    Publication Year
    2001-
    ISBN/ISSN
    1534-5807 1878-1551
    Data From Reference
    Aberrations (1)
    Alleles (12)
    Genes (13)
    Natural transposons (1)
    Insertions (2)
    Experimental Tools (3)
    Transgenic Constructs (7)