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Zinn, K. (2009). Choosing the road less traveled by: a ligand-receptor system that controls target recognition by Drosophila motor axons.  Genes Dev. 23(9): 1042--1045.
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In this issue of Genes & Development, Siebert and colleagues (pp. 1052-1062) define a ligand-receptor system that controls motor axon guidance and target recognition in the Drosophila embryo. The beaten path (beat) and sidestep (side) genes were known to be important regulators of motor axon guidance. Siebert and colleagues now show that Beat and Side are cell surface proteins that physically interact with each other, and that Beat-expressing motor axon growth cones reach their targets via recognition of Side-expressing pathways.
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Drosophila motor axons recognize and follow a Sidestep-labeled substrate pathway to reach their target fields.
Siebert et al., 2009, Genes Dev. 23(9): 1052--1062 [FBrf0207941]
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    English
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    Journal
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    Genes Dev.
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    Genes & Development
    Publication Year
    1987-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0890-9369
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