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Russell, S.R.H., Heimbeck, G., Goddard, C.M., Carpenter, A.T.C., Ashburner, M. (1996). The Drosophila Eip78C gene is not vital but has a role in regulating chromosome puffs.  Genetics 144(1): 159--170.
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FBrf0089804
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We have generated a number of chromosomal aberrations that disrupt the early-late ecdysone-induced 78C puff gene (Eip78C, ecdysone-induced protein, FlyBase name for the E78 gene of Stone and Thummel 1993), which encodes the two members of the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily Eip78C-A and Eip78C-B. The aberrations include deletions of the ligand-binding/dimerization domain of both, inversions that split Eip78C-A but retain residual Eip78C-B expression, and a small deletion specific for Eip78C-B. We find that wild-type Eip78C functions are completely dispensable for normal development under laboratory conditions. However, we show that Eip78C-B is required for the maximal puffing activity of a subset of late puffs (63E and 82F) since these puffs are reduced in size in Eip78C-B mutant backgrounds. Paradoxically the same late puffs are reduced, as well as at least one other, when the Eip78C-B cDNA is overexpressed from a heat shock promoter. These data indicate either that Eip78C function is redundant or that it plays a subtle modulating role in the regulation of chromosome puffing.

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PMC1207490 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Genetics
    Title
    Genetics
    Publication Year
    1916-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0016-6731
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