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Mantrova, E.Y., Hsu, T. (1998). Down-regulation of transcription factor CF2 by Drosophila Ras/MAP kinase signaling in oogenesis: cytoplasmic retention and degradation.  Genes Dev. 12(8): 1166--1175.
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FBrf0102422
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Research paper
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Dorsoventral (D/V) patterning in Drosophila oogenesis is initiated by the transmission of a TGF-alpha-like ligand, Gurken (Grk), from the oocyte to the anterodorsal follicle cells, activating the EGF receptor (Egfr) signaling pathway. The zinc-finger transcription factor CF2 is a negative regulator of the rhomboid (rho) gene that encodes an essential membrane-bound component of the dorsalizing pathway. Expression of CF2 itself is negatively regulated by the activated Egfr. In this report, we demonstrate that CF2 is the target of down-regulation by the MAPK kinase cascade, and that this down-regulation is independent of the Rho function. These results suggest that D/V patterning involves a two-step signaling process: the initial Egfr signal, which represses CF2 and induces rho expression; and the subsequent Egfr + Rho signal, which determines the dorsal cell fates. Furthermore, we show that CF2 down-regulation occurs at the post-translational level through a mechanism involving coupled cytoplasmic retention and degradation.

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PMC316720 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Publication Type
    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Genes Dev.
    Title
    Genes & Development
    Publication Year
    1987-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0890-9369
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