Open Close
Reference
Citation
Swarup, S., Verheyen, E.M. (2012). Wnt/Wingless signaling in Drosophila.  Cold Spring Harbor Perspect. Biol. 4(6): .
FlyBase ID
FBrf0218499
Publication Type
Review
Abstract
The Wingless (Wg) pathway represents one of the best-characterized intercellular signaling networks. Studies performed in Drosophila over the last 30 years have contributed to our understanding of the role of Wg signaling in the regulation of tissue growth, polarity, and patterning. These studies have revealed mechanisms conserved in the vertebrate Wnt pathways and illustrate the elegance of using the Drosophila model to understand evolutionarily conserved modes of gene regulation. In this article, we describe the function of Wg signaling in patterning the Drosophila embryonic epidermis and wing imaginal disc. As well, we present an overview of the establishment of the Wg morphogen gradient and discuss the differential modes of Wg-regulated gene expression.
PubMed ID
PubMed Central ID
PMC3367557 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
Associated Information
Comments
Associated Files
Other Information
Secondary IDs
    Language of Publication
    English
    Additional Languages of Abstract
    Parent Publication
    Publication Type
    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Cold Spring Harbor Perspect. Biol.
    Title
    Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology
    ISBN/ISSN
    1943-0264
    Data From Reference
    Gene Groups (1)
    Genes (15)