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Alk protein is expressed throughout the third instar larval and adult brain. In the adult, labelling is stronger in the mushroom body calyx (dendrites of Kenyon cells), protocerebral bridge, antennal lobe, subesophageal ganglion and optic lobe. Alk protein is not detected in the mushroom body lobes (axons of Kenyon cells). The expression of Alk protein is similar but more widespread than labelling with Scer\GAL4Alk.38.
Alk is concentrated postsynaptically at larval glutamergic neuromusclular junction synapses. It is strongly expressed in type Ib boutons and is more weakly localized at type Is boutons. Alk superimposed extensively with the anti-HRP labeled presynaptic membrane, but had a much broader domain and was localized to the surrounding postsynaptic muscle. In mature embryos, Alk is present in developing CNS synapses.
In third instar larvae, Alk protein is expressed at low levels in the lamina plexus, and at high levels in the medulla neuropil; expression is absent from photoreceptor axons and repo-positive glial cells. At pupal timepoints 24, 40, and 50 hours APF, and at adult stages, Alk protein expresson increases in optic cartridges (lamina cartridges) and remains strong in the medulla and lobula neuropils. The expression pattern in the developing visual system is complementay to that of jeb.
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For each fully sequenced cDNA the DGRC maintains various forms of the cDNA (e.g tagged or untagged) in several different host vectors for subsequent cloning and expression in Drosophila and Drosophila cell lines.
Source for merge of: Alk CG8250
Named 'Alk' / 'Anaplastic lymphoma kinase' because of shared homology with mammalian ALK.