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Mannix, K.M., Starble, R.M., Kaufman, R.S., Cooley, L. (2019). Proximity labeling reveals novel interactomes in live Drosophila tissue.  Development 146(14): dev176644.
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FBrf0242950
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Research paper
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Gametogenesis is dependent on intercellular communication facilitated by stable intercellular bridges connecting developing germ cells. During Drosophila oogenesis, intercellular bridges (referred to as ring canals; RCs) have a dynamic actin cytoskeleton that drives their expansion to a diameter of 10 μm. Although multiple proteins have been identified as components of RCs, we lack a basic understanding of how RC proteins interact together to form and regulate the RC cytoskeleton. Thus, here, we optimized a procedure for proximity-dependent biotinylation in live tissue using the APEX enzyme to interrogate the RC interactome. APEX was fused to four different RC components (RC-APEX baits) and 55 unique high-confidence prey were identified. The RC-APEX baits produced almost entirely distinct interactomes that included both known RC proteins and uncharacterized proteins. A proximity ligation assay was used to validate close-proximity interactions between the RC-APEX baits and their respective prey. Furthermore, an RNA interference screen revealed functional roles for several high-confidence prey genes in RC biology. These findings highlight the utility of enzyme-catalyzed proximity labeling for protein interactome analysis in live tissue and expand our understanding of RC biology.

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PMC6679357 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Development
    Title
    Development
    Publication Year
    1987-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0950-1991
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    Genes (58)
    Physical Interactions (71)
    Natural transposons (2)
    Insertions (5)
    Experimental Tools (7)
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